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POBA | Where the Arts Live

POBA is a program of the James Kirk Bernard Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to honor the artistic interests of Jamie Bernard, a young writer and artist (1987- 2010).  POBA empowers heirs, estates, publishers, and representatives to preserve a deceased artist’s creative legacy and make it accessible for new audiences to discover and experience their work.

Visit Website: www.poba.org


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Sep 20, 2014 3:12 PM

Major POBA feature in New York Times

POBA is featured in almost full page article in today’s New York Times in a story by Paul Sullivan on what heirs and estates should do when left with the artwork of a deceased loved one. The article features interviews with POBA founder Sallie Bernard, POBA developer Jennifer Cohen, and the families of several artists featured on POBA including Jaye Smith and Janie Tippet.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 3:12 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 23, 2014 11:01 AM

New Republic, HuffPo, ArtNet cover POBA launch

Last week, PKPR helped launch POBA | Where the Arts Live, a new not-for-profit initiative of the James Kirk Bernard Foundation that provides support and an online platform for preserving, displaying, and promoting the art of talented deceased artists, both known and unknown.

PKPR secured launch coverage in a wide range of general interest and arts outlets including The New Republic, Huffington Post, ArtNet, HyperAllergic, USA Today, Flavorwire, Brain Pickings, Dazed, Dangerous Minds, and Animal New York

Permalink | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

digitalundivided

digitalundivided produces programs and events aimed at increasing the number of women of color in the tech industry, including FOCUS, the world’s most diverse tech conference (over 80 percent of speakers are women and/or people of color). Speakers confirmed for the conference this October in NYC include FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Facebook Head of Global Diversity Maxine Williams. It was founded by entrepreneur Kathryn Finney, who was named a Champion of Change by the White House for her leadership in breaking down barriers in the tech industry.

Visit Website: www.digitalundivided.com


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Oct 10, 2014 9:54 AM

digitalundivided on Bloomberg Television


PKPR booked digitalundivided founder Kathryn Finney on Bloomberg TV’s Bottom Line today to discuss what her organization is doing to increase the number of women of color working in the tech industry.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:54 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 28, 2014 11:54 AM

Kathryn Finney on NPR, Businessweek


In the wake of Twitter last week revealing that African-Americans and Latinos account for less 9% of its global workforce, PKPR reached out to major media to secure interviews with digitalundivided founder Kathryn Finney,  who was named a Champion of Change by the White House for her leadership in breaking down barriers in the tech industry.

Coverage so far has included a segment on NPR’s Marketplace, an interview with Businessweek, SocialTimes, and a profile in PandoDaily with the headline: “We can all complain about diversity in tech…or we can do something about it like Kathryn Finney.”

Permalink | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:54 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Uncivil Union

Uncivil Union is benefit concert presented by The Ally Coalition, which was founded by members of the band FUN. (Jack Antonoff, Nate Ruess, and Andrew Dost) and designer Rachel Antonoff to raise funds for local LGBTQ groups across the country.  The concert benefited New Alternatives For LGBT Homeless Youth, which helps homeless LGBT youth become self-sufficient and transition into stable adult lives, and Broadway Impact, a grassroots organization of theater artists and fans mobilized in support of marriage equality.

Visit Website: http://theallycoalition.org/


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Jul 01, 2014 11:05 AM

Broad City Stars Shine at Ally Coalition Benefit

Broad City stars Abby Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, W. Kamau Bell, The Daily Show’s Michael Che, Cameron Esposito, Carrie Keagan, and more turned out last week for Uncivil Union presented by The Ally Coalition, which was founded by members of the band FUN. (Jack Antonoff, Nate Ruess, and Andrew Dost) and designer Rachel Antonoff to raise funds for local LGBTQ groups across the country. 

PKPR positioned the event as one of the highlights of New York City’s Gay Pride Week, securing critics picks in The New York Times, Time Out New York, Village Voice, Flavorpill, and Go, as well as coverage in BrooklynVegan, Metro, GAYLETTER, Edge New York, and PureWow.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 01, 2014 at 11:05 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Advertising Age

Advertising Age is recognized as the leading global source of news, analysis and inspiration for the marketing and media community. Advertising Age includes ongoing coverage of strategic topics for marketers from mid to large companies complemented by breaking news and a database of the world’s best creative.

Visit Website: www.adage.com


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Gawker Media Group

Gawker Media is the publisher of some of the best loved titles on the web including the eponymous Gawker and gadget sensation Gizmodo.

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May 26, 2014 6:32 PM

Gizmodo Home of the Future in NYC

Last week, New Yorkers got a chance to experience how they will live, work, and play in the not-so-distant future at the Gizmodo Home of the Future, a free exhibition in Soho showcasing the design, ideas, and technology set to redefine urban dwelling - from a telepresence robot that can beam you into an office meeting when working remotely from home to a vertical garden tower for growing vegetables indoors to a biodegradable (and edible) cup.

PKPR organized a media preview event for the exhibit, attended by over 20 journalists, as well as one-on-one tours with media outlets and Gizmodo editors.

Coverage highlights included: Business Insider, Associated Press TV, ABC News, New York Daily News, WPIX-TV, Fox 5 NY TV,  MTV, Inhabitat, International Business Times, US News & World Report, Metro, Dexigner, Flavorpill, Mother Nature Network, and Untapped Cities.

Permalink | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 6:32 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 23, 2014 11:09 PM

Studio@Gawker Contest Goes Viral

 

What would you create if you had unlimited access to Pringles crisps and cans?

As part of a competition, Studio@Gawker asked Brooklyn arts collective Fall on Your Sword to let their imagination run wild…and the results are two mouth-watering pop art masterpieces: a fully-functioning pipe organ made of nearly 250 Pringles canisters and a chandelier consisting of 150 silver-colored casts of Pringles crisps.

PKPR helped turn the jaw-dropping art works into an online hit securing coverage in Yahoo! News, Food Network, PSFK, MAKE: Neatorama, Laughing Squid, designboom, TrendHunter, Junk Culture, Creative Blog, Food Republic, and TV stations from Salt Lake to Cincinnati.

 

Permalink | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 11:09 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Moxie Institute

The Moxie Institute is a cutting edge film studio for the 21st century led by Tiffany Shlain, founder of The Webby Awards and winner of a Tribeca Film Festival’s “2012 Disruptive Innovation Award.”

Visit Website: www.moxieinstitute.com


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Mar 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Science of Character premieres at 1500 schools


As part of the first annual global Character Day, more than 1,500 schools and organizations from 38 countries and all 50 U.S. states last week hosted the global premiere of filmmaker Tiffany Shlain’s new film THE SCIENCE OF CHARACTER. Promoted by U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan last week, Character Day is organized by Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change in partnership with an array of organizations including U.S. Department of State, Commonsense Media, The Bezos Family Foundation, and The Aspen Institute.

Coverage of the premiere ranged from PBS Newshour, Fast Company, and Politico to Scientific American, Psychology Today, and The Intelligent Optimist to local outlets like San Francisco’s KQED, The NJ Star Ledger, and the Austin American Statesman.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 12:06 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 10, 2014 11:28 AM

Tiffany Shlain on MSNBC


PKPR booked filmmaker Tiffany Shlain on MSNBC to discuss the National Day of Unplugging and how her family takes a weekly break from technology in what she calls a “technology shabbat.”

Tiffany also explored her weekly digital detox in her AOL series “The Future Starts Here,” which has garnered more than 20 million views to date. Check out the episode below.


Permalink | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 11:28 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Writers Guild Awards

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. The awards are presented by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), which are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news.

Visit Website: www.wgaeast.org


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Feb 04, 2014 10:35 AM

PKPR @ The 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards

PKPR managed the red carpet for the 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City on February 1st.  Over 30 photographers, 20 print and online reporters, and seven television crews lined the red carpet for interviews with nominees like Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight), Danny Strong (The Butler) and presenters like Kerri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Kate Mulgrew, and Archie Punjabi.

Coverage highlights included New York Times, New York Magazine, People, Huffington Post, Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, The Better Show, Complex TV, Showbiz 411, and Playbill.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 04, 2014 at 10:35 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Guitar Mash

Guitar Mash is a nonprofit initiative that celebrates the communal and social power of the guitar. Proceeds from the event will support Guitar Mash in creating opportunities for guitarists of all abilities, ages and cultures to play together,

Visit Website: http://guitarmash.org/


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Nov 22, 2013 7:59 PM

Celebs + 150 guitarists perform at Guitar Mash Benefit

Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, The Roots’ Captain Kirk Douglas and former Saturday Night Live bandleader G.E. Smith were among the celebrities who joined over 150 guitarists at the 2nd annual Guitar Mash Benefit Concert, a massive six-string symphony and sing-along at Manhattan’s City Winery on November 17th.

Coverage highlights included an exclusive announcement of the benefit in the New York Times’ Arts Briefly, an interview with Wilco guitarist and Guitar Mash participant Nels Cline on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer (listen to interview below), and a photo highlight in Rolling Stone’s Random Notes.

 

Permalink | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 7:59 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Caplow Children’s Prize

The $1 million Caplow Children’s Prize is the largest humanitarian prize dedicated to saving children’s lives in the world today. Recognizing that nearly 18,000 children under five die from preventable causes every day, the Children’s Prize works outside of traditional channels of foreign aid and philanthropy to uncover and fund the most impactful, credible, and cost-effective, action plans for reducing child mortality.

Visit Website: www.childrensprize.org


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Dec 30, 2013 7:11 PM

Anita Zaidi wins first $1M Children’s Prize

Dr. Anita Zaidi, a Pakistani woman who left a successful pediatric career in the United States to save children’s lives in her homeland, has won the first-ever $1 million Caplow Children’s Prize, the largest award dedicated to reducing child mortality in the world today.

PKPR secured coverage of the announcement in major international outlets from The New York Times to the Associated Press.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 18, 2013 8:29 PM

Finalists for Caplow Children’s Prize Unveiled

PKPR is thrilled to be working with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Caplow, who founded the $1 million Caplow Children’s Prize, the largest humanitarian prize dedicated to reducing child mortality.

To announce the Prize’s eight finalists, PKPR placed three exclusives for the day of the announcement. CNN ran an op-ed by Ted on why he was inspired to launch the prize, Fast Company published a slide show and story on each of the finalists, and Ted appeared on HuffPo Live to discuss the Prize and finalists.  Stay tuned - the winner will be announced on December 10th.

 

Permalink | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 8:29 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Cultural Services of the French Embassy

PKPR is working with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which provides a platform and resources for cultural exchange between French and American artists, intellectuals, curators, and arts professionals, on the fall 2014 opening of New York City’s only French bookshop, reading room, and cultural space, as well as other special events.

Visit Website: http://frenchculture.org/


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Oct 10, 2014 2:23 PM

Full page NY Times feature on Albertine


PKPR placed a full-page feature in today’s New York Times on the opening of Albertine and the kick-off its six-day festival, with reporter William Grimes calling it “a sumptuous, swaddled nest where book lovers can roost.”

Permalink | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:23 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 26, 2014 11:05 PM

Albertine in WSJ, Paris Review, Time Out

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In advance of the official September 27th opening of Albertine, the French Embassy’s new bookshop and reading on New York City’s Museum Mile, PKPR secured a flurry of preview stories in national and local media, led by a wonderful piece by Jennifer Maloney in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. Other highlights include Publishers Weekly, The Paris Review, Time Out New YorkConde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Very Short List, and Crain’s New York.

That’s the PKPR team at tonight’s private opening event that featured a ribbon cutting by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 11:05 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 01, 2014 8:44 PM

Albertine in Vogue’s iconic September issue

Inside the pages of the iconic September issue of Vogue: Albertine, the French Embassy’s new bookshop and reading room opening in New York City in late September.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 01, 2014 at 8:44 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 13, 2013 10:26 PM

Proust Celebration on NY Times Arts Front Page

As part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way, dozens of French and American writers, artists, and Proust fans, including Ira Glass, Mike Birbiglia, Dominique Ansel (creator of the cronut and pictured above), and author Edmund White participated in a weeklong live reading of the classic at venues across city last week.

To bring Proust’s world to life, PKPR client Moleskine also curated live drawing events for each reading featuring students and alumni from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay department at the School of Visual Arts.

Coverage highlights included a front page Arts section feature in the New York Times, a pick as one of the five best events of the week by Time Out New York, a behind-the-scenes look at the readings in The New York Observer, and a wonderful photo feature on all of the live sketches in Brain Pickings.

 

Permalink | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 10:26 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 04, 2013 9:42 PM

Plans unveiled for NYC’s only French bookshop

Reflecting the French government’s commitment to French-American intellectual exchange, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius last week presented author Philip Roth with the insignia of Commander of the Legion of Honor at a ceremony that culminated with the groundbreaking for a new French bookshop, reading room, and cultural space. Opening in spring 2014, it will be the only bookshop in New York City solely devoted to works in French and in translation, offering more than 14,000 titles in genres ranging from literature, non-fiction, and children’s books to art books and comic books.

Coverage of the ceremony and bookshop groundbreaking included The Wall Street Journal, Time, AFP, New York Daily News, and Mediabistro.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 04, 2013 at 9:42 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

MapBox

MapBox makes it easy and affordable for anyone to create highly customized, interactive maps for websites and apps using open-source tools and data.

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Oct 17, 2013 9:24 PM

MapBox Raises $10 Million in Funding


If you use foursquare or Uber, you’ve used a map powered MapBox. Now, thanks to raising $10 million in Series A funding from The Foundry Group, you can expect to be hearing a lot more from this Washington, DC-based startup.

For today’s announcement, PKPR placed an exclusive story with the Wall Street Journal’s Lora Kolodny, who provided a terrific overview of how the funding positions MapBox as a major challenger to Google Maps.

Other coverage highlights included Fast Company, TechCrunch, CNET, VentureBeat, Reuters, Washington Post, Crowdsourcing, Capital Business, and Washington Business Journal.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 9:24 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Brooklyn CSA+D

Part of a national movement with outposts in more than 40 communities across the country, Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design (CSA+D) is the first program of its kind to launch in New York City. Representing an affordable and exciting new way to collect art and support local and emerging artists and designers, Brooklyn CSA+D offers a fresh alternative to the commercial gallery system, which can be prohibitively expensive and daunting to many people.  The goal is to build real connections between shareholders and local artists that will inspire new relationships and the potential for future purchases of artwork.

Visit Website: http://csa-d.org/


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Oct 03, 2014 10:11 AM

Brooklyn CSA+D in Blackbook, Time Out NY

The Brooklyn CSA+D is back for its second season, giving New Yorkers the chance to buys shares and receive six pieces of original artwork at the end of season.

Coverage has include Time Out New York, Food and Wine, Blackbook, Brooklyn Magazine, Free Williamsburg, Bedford + Bowery, and Creative Bloq.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 03, 2014 at 10:11 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 05, 2013 12:04 PM

A CSA for Art, Not Veggies

Putting a creative twist on Community Supported Agriculture programs (CSA) in which people invest in a local farm and enjoy monthly deliveries of fresh produce, Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design (CSA+D) gives New Yorkers the opportunity to purchase shares in exchange for artwork yet to be created by a curated group of local and emerging artists and designers.

PKPR secured extensive national and regional coverage for the launch of CSA+D including DailyCandy, Art in America, House Beautiful, Wall Street Journal, PSFK, New York Daily News, HyperAllergic, Brooklyn Exposed, The Atlantic, Art Daily, Brooklyn MagazinePureWow, Brokelyn, The Brooklyn Paper, and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 05, 2013 at 12:04 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

State Farm

State Farm’s® mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.

We are people who make it our business to be like a good neighbor; who built a premier company by selling and keeping promises through our marketing partnership; who bring diverse talents and experiences to our work of serving the State Farm customer.

Our success is built on a foundation of shared values—quality service and relationships, mutual trust, integrity and financial strength.

Our vision for the future is to be the customer’s first and best choice in the products and services we provide. We will continue to be the leader in the insurance industry and we will become a leader in the financial services arena. Our customers’ needs will determine our path. Our values will guide us.

Visit Website: http://www.statefarm.com/


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Mar 15, 2013 5:45 PM

Slam dunk: State Farm on Mashable


During the NBA’s Christmas Day television extravaganza, State Farm debuted a major national ad campaign with LA Clippers’ star Chris Paul, who also portrayed his fictional twin brother Cliff Paul in the high-concept ad. 

PKPR was brought in to assist in bringing Cliff Paul to life online. Our firm worked closely with the ad agency behind the campaign to build buzz and turn Cliff Paul into a social media star.

PKPR build buzz for the campaign with stories on Huffington Post, Mediabistro (AgencySpy), Hooped Up, Yardbarker, Uproxx, Contently, and Black Sports Online. The press helped Cliff Paul’s twitter account reach 25,000 followers and pushed over 750,000 people to view the ad on YouTube.

The online campaign culminated with PKPR securing the exclusive world premiere of the second Cliff Paul ad on Mashable, who called the social media campaign “clever and wildly popular… a hit with fans online.”

Permalink | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 5:45 PM by Jason Gordon

Benevolent

Founded in 2011 by Megan Kashner, Benevolent aims to provide crowdfunded support to the 104 million Americans living in low-income households. Benevolent works with local non-profits, from social service providers to religious organizations, to verify users, their stories and their one time, needs. Benevolent is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.  For more information, visit the Benevolent Press Center at www.benevolent.net/About/Press-Room.html.

Visit Website: http://www.benevolent.net


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May 17, 2013 3:45 PM

Crowdfunding startup lauded by MSNBC, Mashable


PKPR loves collaborating with clients that are using tech to do good.

Last week, PKPR announced that Benevolent, a crowdfunding site that lets anyone make small donations to help low-income individuals overcome one-time economic hurdles, received $285,000 in grants from Knight Foundation and the Marjorie S. Fisher Fund for an expansion into three new cities – Detroit, Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Jose/Silicon Valley.

The site enables individuals to make micro-donations to help people cover smaller, one-time needs that often fall through the gaps in the social safety net, such as eyeglasses, computers, transit passes and work boots.

The expansion of the social good startup received national coverage from MSNBC.com’s Melissa Harris-Perry, who called Benevolent “a new way of fostering community engagement and expanding the social safety net,” as well as Mashable, Fast Company, VentureBeat, The Social Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Chicago Grid, and Techli.

Permalink | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 3:45 PM by Jason Gordon

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, a nonprofit organization that empowers communities on the margins to reenact their struggles in the form of plays. After each performance, audiences are invited onstage to put themselves in the protagonists’ shoes and suggest creative answers to the problems dramatized in the show.

Visit Website: www.theatreoftheoppressednyc.org


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May 24, 2013 1:18 PM

Can Theater Spur Public Policy Changes?

Can theater change minds or even public policy?

On May 18th, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC proved it just might be possible when it presented short plays performed by homeless LGBTQ youth that were based on the challenges they face living in New York City.

The youth were then joined by elected officials like New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and audience members to improv, act out, identify, and finally vote on possible policy solutions. The result was an experience that was entertaining, eye-opening, and potentially life-changing.

PKPR secured preview features and post-festival reviews in both national and local media including The Huffington Post, Metro New York, Next Magazine, Gay City News, Edge New York, and New York Theatre.

Permalink | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 1:18 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Speakeasy Dollhouse

Hailed as a “hot club fun time machine” by The New York Post (Feb. 4, 2013) and “no ordinary theater experience” by The Wall Street Journal (February 3, 2013), Speakeasy Dollhouse brings a true, unsolved Manhattan murder to life in a hidden Lower East Side location. At each sold-out show, audience members become part of the unfolding drama—eating cannoli, playing cards with gangsters, sipping hooch disguised in coffee cups, and watching burlesque performances.

Visit Website: http://www.speakeasydollhouse.com/


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Apr 23, 2014 11:39 AM

WPIX visits with The Brothers Booth

For one Saturday night each month, New Yorkers are invited into the members-only Players Club, the historic mansion on Gramercy Park, for The Brothers Booth, a new immersive theater experience by the creators of the long-running downtown hit Speakeasy Dollhouse.

In the clip above, WPIX’s Julie Grauert takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the new play which explores the sibling rivalry of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth and Edwin Booth, who founded, lived, and died at The Players Club. Other coverage of The Brothers Booth includes an in depth feature in The New York Daily News, New York Observer, DNAInfo, Inside Hook, Pure Wow, and Untapped Cities.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 12, 2013 9:29 AM

Cool Hunting visits Speakeasy Dollhouse

Check out this fantastic behind-the-scenes look at immersive downtown theater hit Speakeasy Dollhouse by Cool Hunting.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 27, 2013 9:36 AM

Speakeasy Dollhouse in Salon, DailyCandy, Metro

With the fall theater season kicking into gear, PKPR continues to secure ongoing coverage for Speakeasy Dollhouse. Recent highlights include a cover story on immersive theater in American Theater Magazine, an interview with creator Countess Cynthia Von Buhler in Salon.com, a feature in Metro, and best of the weekend picks in DailyCandy, PureWow, and Guest of a Guest

Permalink | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:36 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 27, 2013 12:07 PM

Speakeasy Dollhouse: “A Hot Club Fun Time Machine”

As it embarked on its third season, Speakeasy Dollhouse tapped PKPR to develop a campaign to garner renewed press attention for the play and to position it at the forefront of a new wave of immersive theater productions in New York City.  PKPR worked on three fronts: inviting critics to review the play for first time, pursuing profiles and interviews with the play’s creator Cynthia Von Buhler, and placing features and round-ups on the emerging trend of immersive theater. 

The results: an awesome profile in the Wall Street Journal, reviews in outlets like the New York Post, Show Business Weekly, and NYTheatre, and in depth features on the immersive theater phenomenon in Crain’s New York Business, Theatermania, and NewYork.com

Permalink | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Matter.

Fusing public media values with Silicon Valley entrepreneurship, KQED, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Public Radio Exchange (PRX) launched Matter, a start-up accelerator supporting media entrepreneurs building a more informed, connected, and empowered society.

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Aug 13, 2014 10:12 AM

Matter profiled by TechCrunch TV


Check out the fantastic profile of Matter by TechCrunch TV as part of its new series Incubated, which takes in depth looks at popular startup accelerators to reveal how they differentiate from one another.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:12 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 28, 2014 11:04 AM

Matter Two Demo Day in NYC

Matter, the San Francisco-based incubator dedicated to changing media for good, hosted a Demo Day in New York City last for its second class of startups. Media attending and covering the Demo Day at WNYC’s Greene Space included Re/Code, Capital New York, Mediabistro, Xconomy, and Folio.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 11:04 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 29, 2013 9:04 AM

Matter’s First Startup Class Comes to NYC

Matter’s first class of six media startups travelled from San Francisco to New York City this week to demonstrate their products and services to a packed room of media executives and investors at WNYC’s Greene Space.

Coverage of the event included TechCrunch, Inc., Columbia Journalism Review, and Upstart Business Journal.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 29, 2013 at 9:04 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 14, 2013 10:50 PM

Startups Shine at Matter Demo Day

At the first demo day hosted by Matter, the media startup accelerator backed by KQED, the Knight Foundation, and PRX, six media startups yesterday made their case to a standing-room-only crowd of investors and digital media executives for capital, highlighting how their ventures can help build a more informed, connected, and empowered society.

In advance of the event, PKPR secured an exclusive sneak preview of Matter’s first class in the Wall Street Journal, as well as post-Demo Day reports in AllThingD, Mashable, GigaOm, PandoDailyXconomy, and Current.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 19, 2013 3:23 PM

Six startups that could change the future of media


Matter, the new startup accelerator for media ventures backed by Knight Foundation, KQED, and PRX, announced the six startups to participate in its first class.

Matter chose six projects that have potential to create a more informed, connected, and empowered society while pursuing a scalable business model. The selected media ventures range from a crowd-powered investigative network to an online video analytics platform to a service that adds a spoken layer to best of the written web.

AllThingsD, Fast Company, The Next Web, Techcrunch, GigaOM, Nieman Journalism Lab, Current, and Upstart are among the leading outlets that profiled Matter’s first class.

Stay tuned for Matter’s first demo day in June 2013.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:23 PM by Jason Gordon


Dec 17, 2012 12:17 PM

Matter Ventures in New York Times, All Things D

Fusing public media values with Silicon Valley entrepreneurship, KQED, the Knight Foundation and Public Radio Exchange (PRX) last week launched Matter Ventures, a start-up accelerator supporting media entrepreneurs building a more informed, connected, and empowered society.

The launch kicked off with an exclusive story in The New York Times. Wider coverage included All Things D, Fast Company, GigaOm, VentureBeat, The Next Web, PandoDaily, San Francisco Chronicle, and Xconomy.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV/AIDS

Lifebeat is a national nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Every year, Lifebeat reaches thousands of concert-goers across the country with safer sex education, free condoms, HIV/AIDS prevention information, counseling, and testing. In 2012, Lifebeat conducted HIV/AIDS outreach at concerts and festivals headlined by Madonna, Coldplay, Juanes, Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller, and Rita Ora.

Visit Website: www.lifebeat.org


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Jan 21, 2013 8:21 PM

Lifebeat in Buzzfeed, Mashable

Sandra “Pepa” Denton and Howard Stern producer Gary Dell’Abate helped unveil The Arches of Hope at a fundraiser benefiting Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV/AIDS and MTV Staying Alive Foundation last Thursday night.

Transforming the lobby of The OUT NYC, The Arches of Hope is an interactive art installation that reflects on the impact of HIV/AIDS over the past three decades, while inspiring audiences to help create an HIV-free generation. Until January 24th, the public can tweet with the hashtag #ArchesofHope to have their messages beamed to two VIACOM jumbo screens in Times Square and to a digital tickertape embedded in the installation.

Coverage of the event included Buzzfeed, Mashable, Huffington Post, The Advocate, Village Voice, am New York, Arch Daily, Poz, and Next Magazine.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Helen & Edgar

The creative team behind storytelling juggernaut The Moth join with acclaimed raconteur Edgar Oliver to present the world premiere of Helen & Edgar, Oliver’s mesmerizing, hilarious and heartbreaking tale of he and his sister Helen’s strange childhood in Savannah, and their mother’s struggle with madness.

Visit Website: http://www.helenandedgar.com/


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Oct 24, 2012 12:14 PM

Kudos for Helen & Edgar

PKPR was thrilled to handle publicity for the world premiere of Helen & Edgar. Brought to the stage by he creative team behind longtime PKPR client The Moth, Helen & Edgar is Edward Oliver’s mesmerizing, hilarious and heartbreaking tale of he and his sister Helen’s strange childhood in Savannah, and their mother’s struggle with madness.

Here a just a few of the raves of the limited-run production:

“Utterly absorbing and unexpectedly moving” - Ben Brantley in the New York Times

“Oliver, with nothing but his alien timbre and a few perfectly chosen gestures, captivates and mesmerizes as we laugh and gasp at the agonizing, exhilarating upbringing that shaped his one-of-a-kind voice, hewed it out of insanity, chaos, and, most troublingly of all, love.” - Scott Brown in New York Magazine

“Oliver takes listeners on a raw, riveting and — despite its eccentricity — highly relatable journey.” - T. Michelle Murphy in Metro

“Edgar Oliver weaves together a patchwork of incidents from his rather gothic upbringing in Savannah, Ga. It was far from an idyllic childhood, but Oliver exhibits no rancor. Rather, the performer, in his exceptionally distinctive manner, seems to joyfully relish the telling of it—and the pleasure is infectious.” - Ron Cohen in Backstage

Permalink | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Link TV

Link Media uses media and the power of stories to engage, inform and inspire its audiences to participate in transformational, sustainable change on issues of global importance. Founded in 1999, Link Media operates the Link TV national network and the websites LinkTV.org and ViewChange.org. An independent and non-commercial media company, Link Media acquires, produces and delivers global news, documentaries and cultural programming over three distribution channels: broadcast, web, and mobile devices. 

Visit Website: www.linktv.org


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Nov 16, 2012 11:36 AM

Link TV iPad App Launches

Revolutions happen. Russian punk rockers are sent to jail. The shooting of a 14-year-old Pakistani girl galvanizes a country - and the world. 

To help viewers make sense of global events, Link TV launched the first iPad app tthat curates the best television news, raw videos, and documentaries from around the world.

PKPR secured coverage of the app in a wide range of outlets from NBC News, The Next Web, and The Guardian to MacWorld, Mediabistro, Journalism.co.uk, Broadcasting & Cable, Tab Times, and Addictive Tips.  We also placed bylines by Link TV executives on how the app revolutionizes global news for the YouTube era in outlets like MediaShift, Huffington Post, and Take Part.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 11:36 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 24, 2012 12:38 PM

Eyewitness Videos that Changed the World


Eyewitness videos were instrumental in catapulting Occupy Wall Street from the streets into international headlines. Now, as the movement marks its first anniversary on September 17th, Link TV News compiled its list of 10 Raw Videos That Changed the World.

PKPR secured coverage for the video in a wide range of outlets including Huffington Post, The Social Times, ReadWriteWeb, Mediabistro, TakePart, and PolicyMic

Over the past, the video has been viewed more than 25,000 times and counting.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 12:38 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas is the country’s largest arts service organization, reaching a network of more than 250,000 artists in all 50 states and all 435 congressional districts. Dedicated to empowering artists with the support they need to work effectively and thrive, Fractured Atlas provides funding, insurance, technology, education, and other services critical to building sustainable careers and organizations.

Visit Website: www.fracturedatlas.org


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Apr 30, 2014 12:08 PM

Artists Learn to Code


Actors, artists, and musicians waiting tables could become a thing of the past if it is up to Fractured Atlas.

This summer, the PKPR client is launching a software development fellowship for artists all types aimed at providing a high-paying, in-demand alternative to the restaurant and office temp jobs artists often rely on to help make ends meet between projects.

Coverage of the announcement of the call for applications included Metro New York, PandoDaily, Upstart (see video interview below), and Xconomy.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 08, 2014 12:26 PM

Fractured Atlas Op-Ed in Guardian sparks debate

On the heels of Amtrak launching its writer residency program, PKPR worked closely with Fractured Atlas program director Lisa Niedermeyer to develop an op-ed on how more and more artists are taking matters into their own hands by organizing Do-It-Yourself residencies. PKPR placed the op-ed in The Guardian’s popular Culture Professionals Network, where it was shared on social media more than 1000 times.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 08, 2014 at 12:26 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 21, 2014 11:39 AM

Winners of Arts Entrepreneurship Awards Announced

A crowd-funded, pop-up artists colony in a Kansas church, a nonprofit helping artists build financial assets through homeownership, and a fundraising collaborative between nationally recognized arts groups are among the five winners of the first-ever Arts Entrepreneurship Awards, unveiled earlier this month.

Coverage of the winners included Fast Company, Back Stage, American Express Open Forum, Public Art Review, The Austin Chronicle, and The Erie Reader

Permalink | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 16, 2013 7:21 PM

Fractured Atlas profiled by Crain’s New York

As part of its annual Arts and Nonprofits Report, Crain’s New York published an in depth profile of Fractured Atlas and its founder Adam Huttler. The profile was the culmination of several months of working closely with reporter Theresa Agovino and introducing her to the many small arts organizations and independent artists that benefit from Fractured Atlas’ many services.  The opening paragraph: “Adam Huttler understands the perils of running a small arts organization, so he’s made a career of helping others avoid them.”

Permalink | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 7:21 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 15, 2013 9:54 PM

Fractured Atlas founder profiled in Backstage

This week’s issue of Backstage features a full-page profile and photo of Fractured Atlas founder and executive director Adam Huttler.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:54 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 01, 2013 9:53 PM

WSJ, Fast Company Cover Artful.ly Launch

Aiming to give small- and mid-size arts organizations the same technology and marketing power as major cultural institutions, Fractured Atlas last week unveiled Artful.ly, a free, web-based software system that helps arts groups sell tickets, raise funds, and grow their audiences and organizations.

PKPR placed exclusive launch day stories in the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company and then secured post-launch stories in outlets ranging from Backstage, Playbill, and Filmmaker to Xconomy, Digital Music News, Hypebot, and IndieWire.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 01, 2013 at 9:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 18, 2013 5:31 PM

Fractured Atlas Hits the Road!

Aiming to both empower artists and better address the challenges facing them, Fractured Atlas, the nation’s largest arts service organization, hit the road for a week of panels, tours, and Meet & Greets across the south. Fractured Atlas made stops at all the major arts hubs in the South, including: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Columbia, Louisville, Jackson, and Nashville.

Making sure that all local artists got the most out of the tour, PKPR placed stories in every market including: Charlotte Observer, Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville Public Radio, Nashville Scene, Jackson Free Press, Birmingham News and Columbia Free Times.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 5:31 PM by Alisa Finkelstein


Sep 15, 2012 12:06 AM

An OpenTable for Rehearsal Space

Fractured Atlas this month launched the first service enabling artists to find, schedule, and rent available rehearsal and performance space based on a wide range of needs, including date, time, cost, and location.

PKPR placed stories on service in a wide range of outlets, including Backstage (check out the awesome infographic above), The Next Web (which dubbed it “an OpenTable for rehearsal space”), Crain’s New York Business, American Theatre Magazine, New York Observer’s Betabeat, DNAinfo, Brokelyn, and Animal New York.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 12:06 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 13, 2012 11:59 AM

Fractured Atlas Profiled in Reuters

Reuters today takes an in depth look at how Fractured Atlas is at the forefront of fiscal sponsorship, an increasingly popular funding alternative that allows artists and small arts groups receive grants and tax deductible donations that are normally only available to 501(3)c organizations. Over the past year, more than 2,000 arts projects have raised nearly $10 million through Fractured Atlas’ fiscal sponsorship program, the largest arts program of its kind in the nation.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Moleskine

The Moleskine notebook is the heir and successor to the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries. In 1997, a small Milanese publisher brought the legendary notebook back to life, choosing this literary name to revive an extraordinary tradition and accompany the creative professions of our time.

Today Moleskine is a brand that encompasses a family of nomadic objects dedicated to our mobile identity, synonym for creativity and an inspiration for ideas, projects and spontaneous collaborations. Moleskine is now also a series of collections that go beyond paper: bags, writing instruments and reading accessories.

Visit Website: www.moleskine.com


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Sep 15, 2014 8:08 AM

Moleskine Unveils Notebook for Smartpens

Turning notebooks into iPads, Moleskine launched a new notebook collection that works with Livescribe Smartpens, allowing you to translate handwritten notes and sketches into digital form in real-time.

An avalanche of positive media coverage helped pre-orders sell out in just three days. Highlights included: Slate, Fast Company, Esquire, ArchDaily, Design Week, Dezeen, PSFK, designboom, Paste, HypeBeast, StupidDope, Brit + Co, Creative Bloq, and Dexigner.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 8:08 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 09, 2014 9:39 AM

Moleskine Back to School Coverage

For back to school, PKPR focused on position Moleskine gear as an essential for stylish and smart college students, highlighting products like the Evernote collection, academic year planners, and its new line of backpacks. Coverage highlights included The Wall Street Journal, Bustle, one of the fastest growing lifestyle sites for young women, Fast Company, PopSugar, Racked, Better Homes & Gardens (above), Pink & Black, and College Lifestyles,

Permalink | Posted on Sep 09, 2014 at 9:39 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 18, 2014 10:54 AM

Moleskine in The New Yorker and Wall Street Journal

Why is Moleskine, a seemingly paper-based company, thriving in a digital age?

Both The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal took in depth looks this week at how the company is evolving and succeeding in a world of tablets, texts, and tweets.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 21, 2014 9:19 AM

New Moleskine Bags, Wallets in WWD, Lucky

“Paging Mark Zuckerberg—there’s a new line of Silicon Valley-approved accessories in town.”

That’s what Lucky Magazine said about the sleek new line of bags and wallets unveiled by Moleskine last week. PKPR placed an exclusive on the brand’s expansion into accessories with WWD and secured launch week coverage in outlets like Stylecaster, Selectism, GeekDad, The Manual, Dexigner, and more.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 9:19 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 14, 2014 4:43 PM

Fast Co names Moleskine Top Productivity Company

Check it out. In this month’s issue of Fast Company, Moleskine is the only non-tech company included on the magazine’s 2014 list of the Most Innovative Companies in Productivity

Permalink | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jan 28, 2014 12:40 PM

Malala, Couric join Moleskine for #HandwritingDay

For the second year in a row, PKPR spearheaded a social media campaign for Moleskine for National Handwriting Day on January 23rd.

To take this year’s initiative to a new level, PKPR invited leaders like Malala Yousafzai, Katie Couric, and airBnB co-founder Joe Gebbia to handwrite a social media message and share it with their millions of followers. Outlets like USA Today, Nylon, Politico, Real Simple, GirlsLife, Mediabistro, Social Moms, and Good News Network helped spread the campaign even wider.

Overalll, more than 350 handwritten messages were submitted by people around the world, more than doubling the amount of entries received in 2013.  View the gallery of all submitted messages here.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 12:40 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 30, 2013 9:55 PM

D’oh!: Moleskine Unveils Simpsons Notebook

To celebrate the Simpon’s 25th season, Moleskine last week unveiled a limited edition Simpsons notebook, resulting in rejoicing around the world from Springfield to London.

Coverage highlights included USA Today, HypeBeast, HelloGiggles, Complex, StupidDope, High Snobiety, FreshnessMag, Animation World, Trendhunter, and Design You Trust.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 9:55 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 15, 2013 11:27 PM

Media Turn Out for Moleskine Salon

We had an amazing time last night at the latest edition of the Moleskine Salon series at the Dream Hotel.

Moleskine fans and journalists from BuzzFeed, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Real Simple, Teen Vogue, WNBC, and more turned out for an evening of travel stories told by Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura (above), Vipin Goyal of SideTour, Alyse Archer-Coite of Maker Magazine, and Joe Diaz from Afar Magazine.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 11:27 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 31, 2013 8:53 PM

Moleskine Co-Founder Profiled on Lifehacker

Moleskine is one of the most popular and trusted brands when it comes to helping people be more creative, productive, and organized. So it only makes sense that Lifehacker loved PKPR’s idea for featuring Moleskine co-founder Maria Sebregondi in its “How I Work” series.

In addition to sharing the contents of her bag (not surprisingly, we spy several Moleskine notebooks), Sebregondi provided the one word that describes best how she works (“phygitally”), her secret talent (making Pasta al forno), and her favorite to-do list manager (pen and paper). Check out the full story here.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 07, 2013 1:49 PM

Exclusive Moleskine Q&A Series with Dwell Magazine

To promote the publication of The Detour Book, a stunning collection of Moleskine notebooks hacked, drawn, and designed by more than 250 of the world’s top artists, designers, and creative thinkers, PKPR secured an exclusive, four-part online series with Dwell Magazine.

The series included interviews with Moleskine co-founder Maria Sebregondi and up-and-coming designers featured in The Detour Book including GamFratesi and Scott Henderson.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 07, 2013 at 1:49 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 20, 2013 9:20 PM

Moleskine CEO Arrigo Berni on Marketplace

How do you say Moleskine?

That was just one of the questions Moleskine CEO Arrigo Berni answered tonight in this terrific interview with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal.

BTW, the correct answer: Say it however feels good. There is no official pronunciation.

Permalink | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 9:20 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 15, 2013 10:35 AM

Moleskine Opens First Store in U.S.

Moleskine fans rejoice! The first Moleskine store in the United States opened at The Time Warner Center in New York City late last month.

PKPR arranged for media outlets to have a sneak preview of the store on the evening before it opened. Outlets singing the praises of the smartly-designed store featuring the full range of Moleskine collections - notebooks, journals, bags, pens, and more - included New York Magazine, Time Out New York, DailyCandy, Racked, Dwell, PureWow New York, Complex, Thrillest’s The Crosby Press, and The Scout.

Want to experience the Moleskine store from your desktop? No one does it better than this awesome segment by Marketplace.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 29, 2013 12:24 PM

Moleskine + Details Draw the Future of Social Media

For its annual Digital Mavericks issue, Details Magazine partnered with Moleskine to invite fans to draw the future of social media. The winning drawings were showcased at the Digital Mavericks party at the New Museum in New York City on March 27th.  Outlets like The Huffington Post and PSFK published photo galleries and slide shows of the winning drawings, as well as drawings sketched by the founder of Thrillist, Lyst, and Viddy.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 12:24 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 28, 2013 2:31 PM

White is the New Black

Moleskine, famed for its legendary black notebooks, this week unveiled the Moleskine White Notebook.  Think the Beatles’ The White Album, Malevich’s White on White canvases, Le Corbusier’s white blocks, and your sleek, white smart phones and laptops.

Check out the coverage in Nylon, Dwell, Complex, Gizmodo, Designboom, PSFK, Design Taxi, HypeBeast, Remodelista, and more.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:31 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jan 25, 2013 11:22 AM

Moleskine marks National Handwriting Day

To celebrate National Handwriting Day on January 23rd, PKPR developed a social media campaign with Moleskine inviting fans to handwrite their latest status, Tweet, or more and share a photo of it on Instagram. The results were gathered in an online gallery and covered by outlets from Mashable to Esquire.com to Mediabistro.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 11:22 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 14, 2012 11:40 AM

Peek Inside Moleskine Notebooks of Culture Makers

Celebrating the power of handwriting and sketching, Moleskine this week unveiled The Detour Book, a collection of more than 250 notebooks that have been decorated, hacked, and sketched by some of the world’s leading artists and creative thinkers, including Spike Jonze, Christian LaCroix, Dave Eggers, Sigur Rós, Mary Ellen Mark, Toyo Ito, Mike Figgis, Paula Scher, and Karim Rashid.

PKPR placed several terrific features on the book, many with slide shows and photo galleries of artists’ notebooks, in The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Brain Pickings, Flavorwire, Mediabistro, Design Taxi, and more.

We especially loved the Fast Company review, which called it “one of those rare pieces of marketing that rewards a company and the consumer equally.”

Stay tuned for stories in upcoming issues of Elle Decor and Art News.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 13, 2012 12:11 PM

Moleskine + Evernote = Fast Company, NBC

In a genius collaboration, Moleskine has partnered Evernote to create the Evernote Smart Notebook, which will enable users to digitize and search their hand-written notes and sketches with a snap of their iPhone camera.

PKPR used the announcement as a news peg to secure coverage on Moleskine and its larger initiative aimed at bridging the analog and digital worlds. Two highlights included an interview with Moleskine CEO Arrigo Berni on NBCNews.com and an interview with Moleskine America president Marco Beghin in Fast Company. Stay tuned for reviews of the Evernote Smart Notebook in Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Mashable when it goes on sale in stores on October 1st.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 12:11 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 15, 2012 1:17 PM

Moleskine Selects PKPR as North American PR Agency


PKPR is thrilled to be working with our new client Moleskine, a company that has built its brand by engaging with its fans in an intelligent, sophisticated, and thoughtful way.

As Moleskine expands with new collections and initiatives dedicated to a mobile lifestyle, PKPR is looking forward to implementing a smart, strategic campaign that reflects the Moleskine approach, style, and legacy. Check us out in PR Week for the full story!

Permalink | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 1:17 PM by Jenny Chang

Dumbo Arts Festival

The 2012 Dumbo Arts Festival will take place from September 28-30, 2012. Last year, over 225,000 guests attended the festival, experiencing works by more than 500 artists, 100 open studios, 50 galleries and stages, and 100 programming partners in Brooklyn’s most celebrated waterfront neighborhood.

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Sep 27, 2013 11:26 AM

Countdown to DUMBO Arts Festival 2013

We dare you to watch this fantastic WABC-TV preview of the 2013 DUMBO Arts Festival and not want to put on your bubbles head down to the Brooklyn waterfront.

Want some more? Check out the preview from NY1, which broadcast live from DUMBO this morning with arts reporter Stephanie Simon.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 12, 2012 5:13 PM

Dumbo Arts Festival Gets Major Air Time


PKPR secured major air-time for artists participating in this year’s Dumbo Arts Festival, the massive 3-day event featuring the works of over 500 artists.

Check out this great preview segment by ABC Eyewitness News’ Lauren Glassberg as she speaks with artists John Lunceford and James Cospito about their Communilumin reed installation and Entasis Dance’s Eve Bailey about her performance.

On-site at the festival, New York 1 News’ Adam Balkin was wowed by Codex Dynamics’ massive video projection presented on the archway of the Manhattan Bridge, Wildbytes’ Superhero installation, and Hindsight is 20/20 along the Brooklyn waterfront.

Additionally, check out FOX New York where artist Matt Friedlander spoke about his 60 foot mural project at the Children’s Art Village. 

Permalink | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM by Jenny Chang


Oct 03, 2012 5:21 PM

Dumbo Art Festival Covers the Neighborhood in Color

The 16th annual Dumbo Arts Festival took New York City by storm in September. The three day event boasted an eclectic schedule of works, performances, and exhibits by more than 500 artists.

From huge projections across historic buildings and the Manhattan Bridge to interactive performances in Brooklyn Bridge Park to whimsical art floating on the East River and in the sky, festival goers experienced a free feast for the senses.

PKPR made sure the crowds kept DUMBO packed all weekend by securing preview coverage in Time Out New York’s Best of the FestsThe New York Post’s Hot Picks, CBS New York, The Huffington Post, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Complex MagazineThe L Magazine and many more!

Permalink | Posted on Oct 03, 2012 at 5:21 PM by Alisa Finkelstein


Sep 12, 2012 4:45 PM

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane!

No! It’s the Dumbo Arts Festival!

New Yorkers will have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to have superpowers at this year’s Dumbo Arts Festival, taking place from September 28-30.

Festival-goers will be able to fly across one of DUMBO’s landmark buildings, shift their shape and size, and throw light beams as part of Superhero, a large-scale outdoor experience that will be presented as the AT&T Signature Artwork at this year’s Festival.

PKPR secured coverage of Superhero in outlets from The Huffington Post and New York Observer’s Betabeat to DNAinfo.com and The Brooklyn Daily.

The Festival is also being highlighted as a top pick in many Fall Previews including Time Out New York, Time Out New York Kids, CBSNewYork, NYCGo and more!

Permalink | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 4:45 PM by Alisa Finkelstein

Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District

Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District logo

Representing over 300 businesses in Brooklyn�s vibrant Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill neighborhoods, the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (AABID)provides local businesses with a variety of services, including marketing and promotion of the business boulevard; capital improvements, streetscape and beautification projects; advocacy and other programs and business services that improve economic conditions.  To learn more about the Atlantic Avenue BID visit http://www.atlanticavebid.org/.

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Jun 18, 2012 11:02 AM

Atlantic Avenue’s Sidewalk Extravaganza


(Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, BID director Josef Szende, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz at the ribbon cutting during the extravaganza).

The first-ever Atlantic Avenue Extravaganza presented by PKPR client, Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District, was a resounding success. Celebrating the launch of the BID, a coalition of three hundred businesses along one of Brooklyn’s most famous boulevards hit the streets… literally…bringing their business outside!

A jam-packed lineup of special events, performances, demonstrations, tastings, tours, games, and more brought Atlantic Avenue’s celebrated commerce, culture, and community to life.

PKPR made sure that the streets were bustling by securing coverage in Time Out New York’s Best of the Fests, amNY, Flavorpill , New York Post’s Hot Picks, New York Times, Brooklyn Exposed, Brooklyn Bugle, New York’s Grub Street, and many more!

Permalink | Posted on Jun 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM by Alisa Finkelstein

Stampa

Making it possible and affordable for anyone to make a statement with beautiful artwork, Stampa showcases limited-edition prints by a roster of top illustrators, artists, and designers. The prints are made digitally, with archival inks and substrates; prices range from $100 for an unframed 8-by-10-inch print to $800 for an 18-by-24-inch framed print.

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Jun 07, 2012 2:04 PM

Stampa in Cool Hunting, HGTV Father’s Day Guide

For Father’s Day, Stampa is offering an exclusive print collection that puts a twist…or should we say a stitch…on the traditional Father’s Day gift.

Renowned for his playful, colorful artwork that is hand stitched or drawn, Stephen Campbell created prints of iconic Father’s Day items, including Old Spice, ties, and a #1 Dad coffee mug.

Coverage so far has included Cool Hunting, HGTV, TrendHunter, and Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam, who the New York Observer hailed as a new generation Martha Stewart.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 07, 2012 at 2:04 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.

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Sep 30, 2014 11:21 PM

Knight Survey in USA Today

Amid the national debates over free speech, surveillance, privacy and press freedom, a new survey by The Knight Foundation shows students are more supportive of First Amendment than adults for the first time in a decade, with the heaviest consumers of digital media expressing strongest support:

PKPR placed an infographic in USA Today, as well as stories in numerous outlets including The Guardian, San Jose Mercury News, Pando Daily, ReasonThe Blaze, and Town Hall

Permalink | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 11:21 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 25, 2014 8:37 AM

Knight News Challenge in NPR, HuffPo, FastCo


Winners of the 2014 Knight News Challenge, which funds projects that promote an open Internet that is free and accessible to all, were announced at the 2014 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference in Boston last week.

The winners included a mix of projects aimed at safeguarding online free speech, privacy, and security, as well as two innovative programs in New York City and Chicago that will lend Wi-Fi hotspot devices to families and students without high-speed Internet access.

Coverage of the winners included: NPR, The Atlantic’s CityLab, Fast Company, The Verge, The Huffington Post, Education Week, The Hill, TechPresident, Library Journal, Social Times, Capital New York, Tech.co, Governing, MediaBistro, BostInno, MadameNoire, GovTech, and StateTech.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 8:37 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jan 17, 2014 12:34 PM

Knight Awards $2.2M to Health Startups

At the Clinton Health Matters conference in Palm Springs, the Knight Foundation announced $2.2 million in funding for seven startups that harness the power of health data in innovative ways to improve public health.  The startups were the winners of The Knight News Challenge on Health.

Coverage highlights included a fantastic Fast Company piece with the headline “7 Brilliant Ideas to Make Health Data More Useful,” as well as stories in MediaBistro, Columbia Journalism Review, GovTech, MedCity News, iHealthBeat, and Healthcare Informatics.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 12:34 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 10, 2013 7:33 PM

Knight report: Civic Tech startups are booming

Ashton Kutcher, Google, and Omidyar Network are among the top investors leading a $430 million funding surge in startups aimed at making government more effective and citizens more engaged, according to the first-ever report on the rapidly emerging civic tech field released by the Knight Foundation last week.

PKPR secured extensive coverage for the report’s findings including: Bloomberg, Inc., The Atlantic, Fast Company, Washington Post, PandoDaily, GigaOm, Upstart, Tech President, Next City, Nonprofit Quarterly, and NextGov,

Permalink | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 7:33 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 25, 2013 6:49 PM

Knight Awards Winners of Open Gov Challenge

PKPR was on the ground in Cambridge, MA this week for the announcement of the Knight News Challenge on Open Gov at the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference. 

The eight winning projects provide new tools to improve the way people and governments interact, ranging from OpenCounter, which makes it easier to open a local business, to Outline.com, which creates a simulator that enables people to visualize the impact of public policies on their community. 

PKPR secured coverage of the winners in a wide range of outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Fast Company, Washington Post, Inc., PandoDaily, ReadWrite, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston.com, CivSource, and Tech Cocktail.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 6:49 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jan 30, 2013 11:46 AM

Mobile News Projects Win Knight News Challenge

Ranging from projects that turn no-frills mobile phones into radio stations to applications that help newsrooms manage a deluge of incoming mobile content, eight media innovation ventures this week received a total of $2.4 million as winners of the Knight News Challenge: Mobile.

Coverage of the winning projects included AllThingsD, Fast Company, VentureBeat, PandoDaily, Social Times, New York Observer BetaBeat, TechPresident, Mediabistro, Jounalism.co.uk, and Columbia Journalism Review.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 26, 2012 7:36 PM

Recovers.org Reshapes Disaster Relief in NYC

Recovers.org from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.

PKPR was proud to work with The Knight Foundation on promoting the amazing service that Knight News Challenge winner Recovers.org provided in New York City in the aftermath of super storm Sandy.

Developed by two sisters whose town was upended by a tornado last year, Recovers.org has been instrumental in jumpstarting recovery across the city, moving masses of people and goods from where they showed up to where they were needed most. Coverage ranged from Huffington Post (With Recovers.org, Two Sisters Revolutionize Disaster Relief) to Aol Government.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 26, 2012 at 7:36 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 28, 2012 12:10 PM

Data Projects win Knight News Challenge

Six media innovation ventures that make it easier to access and use information on local communities, air quality, elections, demographics and more received a total of $2.22 million this week as winners of the Knight News Challenge: Data.

PKPR secured coverage for the winners in a wide range of outlets including TechCrunch, Fast Company, The Next Web, The Verge, Talking Points Memo, TechPresident, Columbia Journalism Review, and CivSource,

Permalink | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 12:10 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 03, 2012 10:30 AM

Knight News Challenge Winners Unveiled

On June 18th at MIT in Boston, Knight Foundation announced that six media innovation ventures would be awarded more than $1.37 million as winners of Knight News Challenge on Networks. The winning projects build on existing networks, such as UStream or Twitter, to create new ways for informing and engaging communities.

PKPR focused its campaign on technology and startup reporters, securing coverage of the announcement in outlets such as the Boston Globe, GigaOM, The Next Web, The Wrap, MediaBistro, ReadWriteWeb, and Columbia Journalism Review.

In addition, PKPR conducted targeted outreach for each of the six winning projects, pitching reporters on related beats, such as online privacy or tablet innovation. This led to profiles or stories on individual winners, such as Behavio (Techcrunch, Fast Company, and PSFK) and WatchUp (The Economist, Mashable).

 

Permalink | Posted on Jul 03, 2012 at 10:30 AM by Jason Gordon


May 11, 2012 11:26 AM

Knight Funds New Video Translation Service

Aiming to strengthen the role of the Internet as an open platform for global learning, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Mozilla this provided $1 million in funding to Amara, a pioneer in crowd-sourced video translation.

With nearly 170,000 videos translated since its founding in 2010, Amara is one of the world’s largest video subtitling platforms. Its system is used by a wide range of leading news, media and education organizations, from PBS NewsHour to Khan Academy and Al Jazeera, to reach wider audiences and further global understanding. In addition, Amara volunteers use the system to independently translate popular videos – from President Barack Obama’s message to the Sudan to KONY 2012, which was translated into 35 languages in 4 days.

The Knight Foundation tapped PKPR to handle outreach for this announcement to technology media. Coverage of the announcement included TechCrunch, The Next Web, Pando Daily, BoingBoing, Portfolio, Xconomy, Crowdsourcing, Nieman MediaLab, and more.

Permalink | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

WellTech

WellTech is an incubator targeting startups and companies using technology to create new, consumer-facing health and wellness solutions. It is founded by investors and executives behind SpaFinder Wellness, the world’s leading spa and wellness resource, and GramercyOne, whose cloud-based business management software is used by more than 5,800 spas, gyms, medical practices and other local service businesses worldwide.

Visit Website: http://welltechfunding.com/


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Apr 03, 2012 12:04 AM

Incubator for Health & Wellness Startups Launches

WellTech, a new health and wellness-focused incubator, launched this week with a duo of startups dedicated to changing how consumers pursue wellness and healthy living, FITiST and Wizpert.

Headquartered in New York’s Gramercy neighborhood, WellTech targets startups and companies using technology to create new, consumer-facing health and wellness solutions. WellTech will provide startups with strategic guidance, such as industry expertise and networking, office space, mentoring and marketing support. Participants will receive a minimum $50,000 in capital to help them grow their business and also will have potential access to future rounds of capital from WellTech and other introduced investors.

PKPR placed stories on the launch in Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The Next Web, MedCityNews, New York Observer’s Betabeat, mHealthNews, Crain’s New York, MobiHealth News, and iMedicalApps.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 03, 2012 at 12:04 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Theatre Y

Theatre Y was founded in 2006, by actor Melissa Hawkins and director Christopher Markle. The company is steeped in the theatrical traditions of Eastern Europe, which Chris Markle advanced until his death in 2008. Chris had a long artistic partnership with the Romanian director Liviu Culei and worked with other primal masters of the Eastern European theatre, including Luciane Pintilie and Taduesz Kantor.

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Feb 27, 2012 1:27 AM

New York Times Rave for Theatre Y

In a rare review of an Off Off Broadway show, Ben Brantley of The New York Times gave Theatre Y’s production of I Killed My Mother a rave review this week, saying that “Karin Coonrod’s stark, poetic production is performed with feral fierceness by Andrew Hampton Livingston and the uncanny Melissa Lorraine Hawkin.” Other reviews included The New York Post, Backstage, Theatremania, and NYTheatre.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 1:27 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

PRX’s mission is to help diverse voices and awesome audio stories reach and inform millions of people through its innovative digital platforms, applications and services. From building apps for This American Life to distributing The Moth Radio Hour to hundreds of public radio stations across the country, PRX is breaking new ground in public media.

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Nov 20, 2014 11:01 PM

Radiotopia breaks Kickstarter records

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On November 14th, Radiotopia, the podcasting network from PRX, became the most funded Radio/Podcast project in Kickstarter history, raising $624,412 from over 21,808 backers, far surpassing its original goal of $250,000.

PKPR secured an exclusive on the campaign’s success in the New York Times and secured many stories on how Radiotopia is leading the podcasting revolution in outlets like Digiday, Fast Company, International Business Times, Upstart, Capital New York, Mediabistro, and Current.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 14, 2014 12:01 PM

PRX Launches Radiotopia Podcast Network

To establish a model for sustaining quality, story-driven public radio shows, PRX last week launched Radiotopia, a podcast network of the best emerging and established talent. The launch is supported by $200,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Radiotopia is anchored by 99% Invisible, the popular design and architecture podcast hosted and produced by Roman Mars. Other podcasts in the inaugural lineup include Radio Diaries, Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything, and Strangers, a fascinating look at how people connect in the modern world created by Lea Thau, former executive and creative director of The Moth.

Coverage of the launch included an interview with Mars on BoingBoing’s Gweek podcast, USA Today, The Guardian, The Verge, Mediabistro, Columbia Journalism Review, Nieman Journalism Lab, Current, Radio Survivor, and All Access.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 05, 2013 12:09 AM

PRX in USA Today

PRX and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) this week debuted a pilot for public radio’s first-ever investigative reporting series featuring an exclusive report and data analysis revealing how the Department of Veteran Affairs has overprescribed opiates to veterans since 9/11. 

As a result of PKPR’s outreach, USA Today media editor Rem Reider dedicated his weekly column to an in depth look at the series, heralding it as “very cool for a number of reasons.”

“For one thing, the advent of a new source of investigative reporting is always welcome news,” wrote Reider. “And the partnership highlights a number of encouraging trends that have emerged in the midst of the often-depressing news about traditional news organizations.”

Permalink | Posted on Oct 05, 2013 at 12:09 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 12, 2013 11:28 AM

PRX Remix App Gets Love from USA Today, Guardian

PRX this week launched the PRX Remix, a free app that brings listeners a curated mix of the most compelling radio stories, interviews, audio documentaries, and intriguing sounds from indie-produced features to podcast gems like The Moth, StoryCorps, 99% Invisible, The Kitchen Sisters, and WTF with Marc Maron. Aiming to be the greatest radio station of all time in your pocket, PRX Remix showcases a virtually endless stream of ear candy handpicked from all corners of the audio universe by PRX program director and 99% Invisible host Roman Mars (above).

Raves for the new came in from around the web including USA Today, The Guardian, Mediabistro, Current, and Nieman Journalism Lab

Permalink | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 15, 2013 2:39 PM

Public Radio Player app in Techcrunch, PandoDaily


Public Radio Exchange (PRX) released the first update in three years to its popular Public Radio Player iPhone app, which features a completely new interface and visual design. The free app was also updated to offer the best experience for streaming audio from over 500 public radio stations and 1,000 programs either live, on demand, and even offline.

Through targeted outreach under embargo, PKPR secured day of launch coverage in Techcrunch, PandoDaily, Mediabistro, Columbia Journalism Review, App Advice, All App News, and the Philadelphia Daily News

Permalink | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 2:39 PM by Jason Gordon


Aug 27, 2012 11:37 AM

PRX’s ‘99% Invisible’ Breaks Kickstarter Record

99% Invisible, a “tiny radio show about design” that is distributed by Public Radio Exchange (PRX), raised $170,477 from 5,661 backers, making it Kickstarter’s most funded journalism campaign ever!

Hosted by Roman Mars, who has been dubbed “the Ira Glass of design” by The New York Times design columnist Allison Arieff, 99% Invisible is the latest public radio show and podcast distributed by PRX to become a runaway hit. It recently reached #1 on the iTunes podcast charts, as well as #1 in both the Arts and Design categories.

PKPR leveraged 99% Invisible’sKickstarter success to get the program and PRX coverage in Mediabistro, Current, Core77, East Bay Express,  and Smart Planet.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:37 AM by Jason Gordon


Jun 18, 2012 1:44 PM

Public Radio Exchange in New York Times

In a front page feature in today’s New York Times arts section, reporter Elizabeth Jensen took a look at the next generation of public radio shows poised to fill the void left by Car Talk when it stops producing news shows at the end of 2011. Jake Shapiro, executive director, of Public Radio Exchange (PRX), was featured prominently in the article, discussing PRX’s successful new public radio series including The Moth Radio Hour and Snap Judgment.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 18, 2012 at 1:44 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 23, 2012 1:53 PM

PRX’s Bullied Special Makes Headlines

With bullying in schools and on the Internet dominating the headlines, a new Public Radio Exchange special brought a fresh perspective to the issue with a collection of stories produced, reported, and hosted by teens who have experienced bullying firsthand or have been bullies themselves.

“Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX” offered an hour of thought-provoking personal accounts, interviews, and examinations of bullying produced and told by youth reporters from Maine to Alaska to Sweden. Coverage of special ranged from a live interview and feature on Fox News to Huffington Post.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 1:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 09, 2012 10:49 AM

Public Media Accelerator in Mashable

PKPR is thrilled to be working with Public Radio Exchange (PRX) on developing the media strategy for the Public Media Accelerator, a $2.5 million tech incubator that aims to do for public broadcasting what accelerators like Code for America and RockHealth are doing for government and health care, respectively.

In advance of a series of events at SXSW Interactive, PKPR placed an exclusive with Mashable announcing that PRX hired Corey Ford, director of Innovation Endeavors’ Runway program, the start-up incubator at Eric Schmidt’s early stage venture capital firm, and former producer for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series FRONTLINE, has been tapped as the Public Media Accelerator’s director. Ford will oversee the program which will invest in mission-driven entrepreneurs from media, technology, and design to build ventures with the potential to reshape the future of public media.

Other coverage of the announcement included TechCrunch, Niemen Journalism Lab, Current, and Radio World.

Stay tuned for more news in the coming months!

Permalink | Posted on Mar 09, 2012 at 10:49 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Time Inc.

Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, is a world class branded content company, engaging more than 138 million consumers monthly across multiple platforms. With 22 magazines and 27 web sites in the U.S., it is the country’s largest consumer publisher. Each month, one out of every two American adults reads a Time Inc. magazine, and one out of every five, who are online, visits a company web site (more than 50 million monthly unique visitors). Time Inc.’s popular brands and successful franchises extend to online, mobile and tablets, television, video events and branded products.

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May 23, 2013 1:09 PM

Time Inc.‘s 10 NYC Startups to Watch @ Internet Week

For the third year in a row, PKPR handled PR for Time Inc.‘s annual Internet Week New York event - 10 NYC Startups to Watch. More than 30 journalists attended the party at the brand new Hudson Commons, where they had a chance to interview founders of the honored startups.

Techcrunch TV did three segments on honorees: Grouper (below), FiftyThree, and Fitocracy.  Other coverage highlights included a Fox Business segment and articles in The New York Daily News and am New York (above).


Permalink | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 1:09 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 18, 2012 3:38 PM

Time Inc. Hosts 2nd Annual 10 NYC Startups to Watch

For the second year in a row, PKPR managed publicity for Time Inc’s 10 NYC Startups To Watch, which has quickly become one of the flagship annual events of Internet Week New York. TechCrunch called it a “pretty badass party” and New York Observer’s BetaBeat named it one one of the “ten must-see events of Internet Week.” 

More than 50 journalists attended the event, filing on-the-scene stories featuring interviews with founders of Codecademy, Artsy, Fab, Stamped, and the other honored startups. Highlights of the coverage included a TechCrunch TV segment, in depth stories in Adweek, Fox Business, WNET’s MetroFocus, and Portfolio, and a slideshow on PCMag.com profiling each of the startups.

Permalink | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 17, 2011 12:00 PM

Time Inc. Names 10 NYC Startups to Watch

Time Inc. tapped PKPR to handle publicity for Ten NYC Startups to Watch, its flagship event during Internet Week New York 2011.

PKPR worked closely with the Time Inc. team on the project, including developing the concept for the event, announcing the startups recognized by Time Inc, and managing media at the sold-out party.

Coverage ranged from Adweek and Yahoo! Scene (check out the awesome video segment above) to the New York Daily News to Portfolio, NYConvergence, and New York Observer’s BetaBeat.  Reporters from more than 20 outlets attended the event, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Crain’s New York, and PaidContent.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

GramercyOne

GramercyOne is a leading provider of cloud-based business management and marketing solutions to service businesses around the world. GramercyOne’s platform provides the technical functionality businesses need to compete in today’s marketplace, including real-time mobile and online booking, digital marketing and integrated social media, CRM, hosted point-of-sale, mobile payment processing, and robust inventory management. The system is translated in to eight languages, operates in 56 countries and is processing more than 700,000 transactions per month, averaging in excess of $1mm per day in transaction volume.

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Dec 02, 2011 7:35 PM

Business Insider names GoBook App of The Week

GramercyOne’s new GoBook is named App of the Week by Business Insider.

Other coverage of the recently-launched cloud-based program includes DestinationCRM, Startup Beat, SmallBizTechnology.com, Street Fight, TalkinCloud, Daily Deal Media, Young Upstarts, and Let’s Do It In The Cloud

Permalink | Posted on Dec 02, 2011 at 7:35 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 21, 2011 10:17 PM

GramercyOne in TechCrunch

Affirming its position as the market leader in cloud-based business and marketing solutions for companies of all sizes, GramercyOne this week closed $14.5 million in Series A funding. Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures led the investment round, with Grotech Ventures, TDF, and Jubilee Investments.

PKPR placed an exclusive story with TechCrunch. Other coverage of the announcement included Dow Jones VentureWire, TheStreet, Xconomy, Fortune.com Term Sheet, Tnooz.com, NYConvergence, and Spa Opportunities.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:17 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Slavery Footprint

Slavery Footprint is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending forced labor, human trafficking, and modern day slavery through increased public awareness, action, and advocacy. The organization’s flagship initiative, developed in collaboration with the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, is an online survey and mobile app that enables consumers to both quantify the role of forced labor in their own lifestyles and to take action in market place. In addition to its digital activism tools, Slavery Footprint conducts community education and mobilization programs throughout the country.

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Oct 26, 2012 12:39 PM

President Obama Praises Slavery Footprint


Aiming to help business eradicate forced labor from their supply chains, the White House last month announced a range of efforts to combat human trafficking including the launch of Made In A Free World, the first program of its kind aimed at helping companies ensure that no forced labor is used at any point in the creation of their products.

Made in A Free World was created by PKPR client Slavery Footprint with support and input from the State Department, leading NGOs, Dun and Bradstreet, and Ariba.

The news was announced in conjunction with President Barack Obama’s speech at the Clinton Global Initiative in September on ending modern slavery, where he singled out Slavery Footprint’s work: “Consumers can help by visiting slaveryfootprint.org. Speak up and insist our products aren’t made of forced labor.”

PKPR secured coverage for the launch of Made in a Free World in outlets from Fast Company to Take Part, as well as key industry trade publications covering supply chain management such as Human Resource Executive, Supply Chain Management Review, and Material Handling & Logistics.

 

Permalink | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 30, 2011 12:10 PM

Slavery Footprint profiled by Associated Press

PKPR secured a major feature on Slavery Footprint by the Associated Press. Written by reporter Beth Duff-Brown, the in-depth profile of founder Justin Dillon explored his journey from musician to filmmaker to anti-slavery crusader. The article has been picked up far and wide - from Yahoo! News to CBS News.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 30, 2011 at 12:10 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 18, 2011 11:18 AM

Slavery Footprint Hits One Million Milestone

We are thrilled to announce that more than one million people from around the world have calculated their Slavery Footprint. The creators of the site estimated they would reach this major milestone by the end of the year, but extensive media coverage and social media buzz accelerated the site’s momentum.

PKPR continues to secure major coverage for Slavery Footprint. Recent highlights include The Washington Post, TechCrunch TV (Check out clip below), Oprah.com, The Consumerist, MSNBC.com, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Guardian, Treehugger, UTNE, Food Republic, Bust Magazine, The Hairpin, and The Social Times.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:18 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 24, 2011 11:08 AM

Slavery Footprint Creators Profiled in Adweek

Slavery Footprint gets the full-page treatment in this week’s issue of Adweek. The creators of the website, Justin Dillon of Slavery Footprint and John Matejczyk of MUH·TAY·ZIK | HOF·FER, were photographed for the magazine’s weekly Portraits page, which spotlights groundbreaking marketing campaigns. PKPR developed the concept for the photo, which features the creators holding scores representing the numbers of slaves working for them as calculated by the Slavery Footprint site.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:08 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 23, 2011 10:38 PM

Slavery Footprint Launches at Clinton Global Initiative

If you are reading this on a smart phone or laptop, you have at have at least three slaves working for you, according to Slavery Footprint.

Aiming to personalize the complex issue of modern slavery, the provocative website and app provides consumers with an eye-opening assessment of how much their lifestyle depends on forced labor, as well as the tools to take action in the marketplace to begin creating a more free world.

PKPR is proud to be representing this groundbreaking initiative which was developed by Slavery Footprint, a non-profit dedicated to ending modern day slavery, in collaboration with the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

PKPR developed and implemented a comprehensive strategy for the launch of the initiative, which was unveiled on the 149th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City this week.  We placed major launch day stories in outlets such as CNN Money (shared more than 2000 times on Facebook and Twitter), Fast Company, and Voice of America.  Other launch coverage highlights included The New York Times, Huffington Post, Wired, GOOD, and Mother Nature News.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:38 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Final Edition

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May 28, 2011 12:51 AM

Satire with Teeth: The Final Edition Launches

The Last Timescast from The Final Edition on Vimeo.

PKPR handled publicity for the launch of TheFinalEdition.com, a new satire with teeth that promises to be “an intelligent, in-the-know antidote to the cat and fratboy humor that dominates the Internet.
Led by editor in chief Tony Hendra, celebrated for his work on The National Lampoon, SPY Magazine, and the cult film “This Is Spinal Tap”, TheFinalEdition.com boast contributions by a who’s who of comic geniuses - from Terry Jones, Peter Sagal (NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!) and Mike Myers to rising stars like Alex Blagg and writers from Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Onion, and Real Time with Bill Maher.

Feature stories on the launch included Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Salon, Wired, Gawker, Politico, CNBC.com, New York Observer, Flavorwire, Time.com, Splitsider, ComedySmack, and ShinyShiny.

Permalink | Posted on May 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Friendfactor

Friendfactor is a non-profit organization dedicated to making it easy for straight friends to help their gay friends achieve full legal freedoms,

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Jun 28, 2011 12:54 AM

Friendfactor helps win marriage equality in NY

PKPR was proud to play a role in the historic passage of same-sex marriage in New York State through our work with Friendfactor, a new non-profit that makes it easy for friends and family to support their gay loved ones. Friendfactor is one of the many organizations that came together under one united strategy to campaign for marriage equality in New York.

Through Friendfactor, more than 1,100 people set up their own personal campaign pages where friends could call their State Senator with just the click-of-a-mouse. After entering their zip code and phone number, friends automatically received a phone call connecting them directly to their State Senator’s office.

The list of people using Friendfactor to inspire their friends and family to make calls includes:

Christine Quinn
Cynthia Nixon
Ron Zacchi, executive director of Marriage Equality New York
Lance Bass
Andy Towle
Chelsea Handler
Kirstin Gillibrand
Sarah Silverman

PKPR secured coverage of Friendfactor’s innovative campaign in outlets including The New York Times (Want to Call Your Senator? Advocates Make It Easy), CBS News, New York Daily News, and New York Observer.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

New York Classical Theatre

Described as “a moveable feast: by the New York Times, New York Classical Theatre has won acclaim for its roving productions of classical plays by Shakespeare, Shaw, Moliere, and more in Central Park, Battery Park and the World Financial Center. Founded by Stephen Burdman in 2000, the company has performed 23 free plays for more than 85,000 spectators.

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Jun 06, 2013 1:08 AM

A Glowing NY Times Review for The Tempest

New York Classical Theatre’s roving production of The Seagull in Central Park receives a glowing review by critic Anita Gates in today’s New York Times.  Next stop: the company makes it Brooklyn debut in Prospect Park on June 25th.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 06, 2013 at 1:08 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 15, 2011 2:07 PM

On Land and Sea, Henry V Draws Crowds

In a summer filled with Shakespeare productions in New York City, PKPR helped New York Classical Theatre’s production of Henry V stand out from the crowd. It didn’t hurt that the production, part of The River To River Festival, was performed on both land and sea, with the audience and actors alike taking a ferry to Governors Island for the play’s famous battle scenes.

Highlights included a glowing review and photo gallery in the New York Times, two segments on WNYC, and features in the Wall Street Journal, New York Observer, New York Magazine, New York Post, and the New York Daily News.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 15, 2011 at 2:07 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Now in its eighteenth season, the GRAMMY® Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus (BYC) is one of the country’s leading children’s choruses and is the ensemble of choice for internationally renowned orchestras and artists. The Chorus has performed with renowned artists such as Elton John, Nico Muhly, Lou Reed and John Legend, and has performed under the batons of Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, Leon Botstein, and many others. In 2002, BYC debuted with the New York Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel in On the Transmigration of Souls, for which the Chorus won a GRAMMY® Award.

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May 14, 2011 12:24 AM

New Mizrahi Duds for Brooklyn Youth Chorus

One of the world’s most celebrated youth choirs is now also the best-dressed, thanks to acclaimed fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.

The Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, which has performed with the likes of Elton John, Lou Reed, and Sufjan Steven, premiered it new line of choir robes custom-designed by the Brooklyn-born fashion icon during a performance with Manchester Orchestra on Late Night with David Letterman on May 12th.

“They had me at Brooklyn,” Mizrahi told the Daily News.

Check out their performance on Letterman below.

Permalink | Posted on May 14, 2011 at 12:24 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

PIN

PKPR is the U.S. partner of PIN, an international network of public relations firms created by London-based Paratus Communications. As a PIN partner, PKPR develops and implements U.S. strategy for Paratus Communications’ international clients.

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Mar 19, 2011 12:11 AM

Solange Knowles & Chris Taylor Benefit Song

PKPR managed the U.S. launch of “Kenya”, an exclusive, ‘donate to download’ track and video by Solange Knowles, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Twin Shadow. The track benefited RAIN, the Replenish Africa Initiative.

Coverage of the campaign included MTV.com, USA Today, Stereogum, Pitchfork, BET.com, SPIN, Idolator, Death + Taxes, The Quietus, and Hipster Runoff.

 

Permalink | Posted on Mar 19, 2011 at 12:11 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

RAIN (Replenish Africa Initiative)

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Rock & Roll Circus

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Jan 12, 2011 11:35 AM

Rock & Roll Circus at Lincoln Center

The Rock & Roll Circus was a two-day, three-ring, musical extravaganza featuring Ariel Pink, Amazing Baby, Nick Zinner and Aska, Saint Motel, contortionist, acrobats, and more under the 40,000 square foot Big Apple Circus Tent at Lincoln Center on January 3rd and 4th.

Picking up where the best of 1968’s legendary rock superstars left off, the all-new Rock & Roll Circus was a raucous, cutting-edge marriage of the best of circus spectacle and today’s top musicians

Coverage included NBC New York, New York Press, BrooklynVegan, Stereogum, Village Voice, FREEwilliamsburg, The Fader, Flavorpill, Huffington Post, SPIN, PAPER, New York Times, BlackBook, WNYC, This Week in New York,  and Bumpershine,

Permalink | Posted on Jan 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

STELLAService

Dedicated to helping consumers make more informed online shopping decisions, STELLAService is the first and only independent provider of customer service ratings for online retailers. Using its proprietary, rigorous evaluation system, STELLAService rates thousands of retailers each year across a broad array of criteria, including usability and online tools, shipping and returns and customer support.

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Dec 19, 2012 9:24 AM

Holidays are around the corner

and STELLAService knows which retailers will get your gifts delivered on time. Just in time for Free Shipping Day, STELLAService released the average shipping times for the top 25 internet retailers. Everyone from Buzzfeed, to The Huffington Post, to Kiplinger, to Boston Globe, and to The Budget Fashionista wanted to make sure their readers got their gifts on time!  Will your gift arrive by Christmas?

Permalink | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 9:24 AM by Alisa Finkelstein


Aug 23, 2012 12:16 PM

STELLAService CEO on PBS’ Nightly Business Report

As the $83.8 billion back-to-school shopping season kicks into high, a new STELLAService study revealed that while shopping online may save customers some time, a trip to the mall can pay off in savings as well as overall convenience.

PKPR secured wide coverage for the study, including an appearance by STELLAService CEO Jordy Leiser on PBS’ Nightly Business Report. Other placements included CNBC, Slate, Time.com, MediaPost, U.S. News & World Report, The Consumerist, and PCMag.com.

 

 

Permalink | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 27, 2012 1:07 PM

YOU’VE GOT MAIL… not that it’s helpful

Next time you’ve got a question while shopping online, think twice before firing off an email if you are expecting a helpful answer.

A study by STELLAService found that retailers answer customer emails completely just 54% of the time. There was some good news, however, for shoppers. Among the top 25 retailers, LLBean.com answered nearly 90% of customer emails thoroughly.

PKPR secured an exclusive with Mashable. Additional coverage ranged from The Consumerist to Fox Business to Yahoo! Shine

Permalink | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM by Alisa Finkelstein


Apr 05, 2012 11:40 AM

STELLAService Facebook Survey on CNN

Revealing that many retailers still need to refine their social media manners, one quarter of twenty top brands surveyed failed to respond to customer service questions posted on their Facebook pages, according to a test conducted by STELLAService.

PKPR secured an exclusive on the survey on CNN.com and placed stories in numerous outlets including Time, PC World, CNET, PCMag.com, ZDNet, Mashable, Technorati, Entrepreneur, Mediabistro’s All Facebook, Brandchannel, and MarketingVox.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 05, 2012 at 11:40 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jan 03, 2012 1:31 PM

STELLAService Rules Holiday Coverage

STELLAService finished 2011 with a bang, garnering coverage near and far for its studies of the retailers with fastest shipping, call support, and refunds.  Wall Street Journal, Lucky Magazine, MSN Money, Time, Aol Daily Finance, Smart Money, Business Insider, SheKnowsConsumerist, and The Street are just of the few many outlets that now turn to STELLAService for insight on consumer trends and news.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 03, 2012 at 1:31 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 15, 2011 10:59 PM

CNBC on the “Zagats of Customer Service”

Need we say more. In a profile of STELLAService, CNBC’s Courtney Reagan calls the company “the Zagats of customer service.”

Permalink | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:59 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 23, 2011 10:28 PM

STELLAService on CNN

If you’re flying on Virgin America for the Thanksgiving holiday, be prepared to wait on hold for a long time according to a study released today by STELLAService. The results were highlighted on CNN’s OutFront with Erin Burnett tonight, as well as outlets like Huffington Post, Consumerist, and The Street

Permalink | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 10:28 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 28, 2011 8:45 PM

STELLAService on NY1

Asa Asks STELLAService on NY1 from The STELLA Team on Vimeo.

NY1 profiles STELLAService.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 8:45 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 13, 2011 12:47 PM

STELLAService in Real Simple

PKPR secured a perfect placement for STELLAService in the November issue of Real Simple (circulation 1.9 million). For a seven-page feature on Shopping Smart, Real Simple created the special graphic above to illustrate STELLAService’s research on the retailers with the fastest phone support.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 13, 2011 at 12:47 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 25, 2011 3:57 PM

Retailers Ditching Automated Phone Menus?

A new study released today brings good news for consumers fed up with being forced into the abyss of automated phone menus.

According to the STELLAService study, 21 of the Internet’s top 100 retailers, including Amazon.com, Blue Nile, LL Bean, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus, connect callers directly to live representatives, enabling them to avoid the endless maze of music, machines, and menu prompts used by most retailers.

The study also reveals that consumers can count on these 21 retailers for significantly shorter hold times. Overall, retailers that force customers into automated phone menus or IVRs (Interactive Voice Response) keep shoppers on hold for an average of 1 minute and 51 seconds, a 117 percent increase over the average hold time (51 seconds) for retailers that do not use automated phone menus.

Coverage of the study ranged from Yahoo! Finance (garnering more than 1200 comments and 600 Facebook recommendations to date) and Internet Retailer to Time.com and The Consumerist.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:57 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 17, 2011 2:27 PM

STELLAService Survey Makes Headlines

STELLAService on Bloomberg TV’s ‘Street Smarts’ from The STELLA Team on Vimeo.

OfficeDepot.com and SierraTradingPost.com do not like to make their customers wait, according to a major new study of online retailers released this week by STELLAService, the first independent provider of customer service ratings for online companies.

In a survey of the Internet’s top 100 retailers by annual revenue, SierraTradingPost.com ranked first when it comes to the shortest average amount of time that customers have to wait on hold before talking to a live customer service representative (6 seconds), while OfficeDepot.com earned first place for responding to customer emails fastest (48 minutes).

PKPR rolled out the announcement by placing an exclusive story with Reuters, which was picked up around the Web - from MSNBC.com to Yahoo! News to FoxNews.com.

PKPR also secured segments on business TV networks like Bloomberg Television and NY1, as well as dozens of top online outlets, including Smart Money, CBS’s BNET, AOL Daily Finance, Consumerist, AOL’s WalletPop, Time.com, PC World, The Street, PCMag.com, dealnews.com, Portfolio.com, and Marketing Pilgrim.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 17, 2011 at 2:27 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 21, 2011 12:47 PM

STELLAService in TechCrunch

PKPR is proud to announce that we are now representing STELLAService, the first independent customer service ratings provider for online retailers.

To kick things off, PKPR placed an exclusive story in TechCrunch today announcing that the company has raised $2 million in early stage funding. Other coverage including VentureWire, VentureBeat, and WWD.

Stay tuned for more exciting news from STELLAService in the coming months, including exclusive rankings of top retailers and new features and tools to help consumers shop smarter online.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 21, 2011 at 12:47 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been a leading voice for arts and culture downtown and throughout New York City for almost 40 years, producing cultural events and promoting the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and cultural development programs.

Visit Website: http://www.lmcc.net


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Sep 12, 2011 2:40 PM

Xu Bing Exhibit in Wall Street Journal

To mark the tenth anniversary of September 11th, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council presented the U.S. premiere of “Where Does the Dust Itself Collect?” by artist Xu Bing.

Utilizing dust that Xu Bing collected from the streets of Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of 9/11, the installation recreates a 25-by-20-foot field of dust across the gallery floor that is punctuated by the outline of a Chan Buddhist poem, revealed as if the letters have been removed from under the dust. The powerful piece was featured in outlets from the Wall Street Journal to NY1.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 12, 2011 at 2:40 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 09, 2011 12:27 PM

LMCC Commemorates September 11th

To commemorate the ten-year anniversary of September 11th, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), a former World Trade Center tenant, launched InSite: Art + Commemoration, a series of free public arts events and a special multimedia website that reflect on a decade of recovery, visioning and change in Downtown New York.

Founded shortly after the World Trade Center’s opening in 1972, LMCC has brought art and culture to Downtown New York for nearly 40 years. On September 11, 2001 when the towers were destroyed, LMCC lost one of its artists-in-residence, Michael Richards, along with its offices, residency spaces, and cultural archives. Since then, LMCC has spearheaded efforts to rebuild the neighborhood through ambitious arts projects, including a $5 million Downtown Cultural Grants initiative, the River To River® Festival, now in its tenth season, and the transformation of more than 300,000 square feet of vacant real estate into artist studios and exhibition spaces.

PKPR implemented a comprehensive strategy that included securing an in depth feature on the history of LMCC’s work in the Wall Street Journal - “Arts Continue to Blossom in Post 9/11 Manhattan”—a segment on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show, and features in Newsday and The New York Daily News. LMCC’s initiative was also prominently included in round-ups of anniversary arts events, such as Associated Press, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WNYC, WNET, Metropolis Magazine, Art in America, and ArtNet.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 09, 2011 at 12:27 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 02, 2011 12:01 PM

A Floating Poem on Governors Island

Hundreds of balloons featuring hand-written lines of poetry contributed by visitors created a floating poem at LMCC’s Building 110 on Governors Island. Created by The Cause Collective, the installation was covered by numerous outlets including WNYC, Tribeca Citizen, Village Voice, New York Observer, Bloomberg.com, ArtSlant, Gothamist, and NY Art Beat.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 02, 2011 at 12:01 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 10, 2011 2:53 PM

LMCC in Wall Street Journal

On the eve of Governors Island opening for the summer, PKPR placed a feature in the Wall Street Journal on Building 110, a former military warehoused transformed into open arts studios and exhibition space by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Permalink | Posted on May 10, 2011 at 2:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

FashionPlaytes

FashionPlaytes.com is the first design-it-yourself fashion destination site for girls ages 5-12. The site lets girls be fashion designers and create a line of clothing they can actually wear. With over 5 million design combinations, FashionPlaytes.com offers a fun, creative outlet for self-expression and engaging shared experiences for girls worldwide.

Visit Website: http://www.fashionplaytes.com


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Apr 16, 2012 12:27 PM

FashionPlaytes Profiled in Family Circle

PKPR secured a terrific piece on FashionPlaytes founder Sarah McIlroy in the May 2012 issue of Family Circle. Sarah and her daughters are profiled in a feature story on moms who founded successful businesses with their families.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 16, 2011 2:19 PM

FashionPlaytes in Parents Magazine

FashionPlaytes is showcased as a “must have” in the October 2011 issue Parents Magazine (circulation 2.2. million)

Permalink | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 2:19 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 26, 2011 7:35 PM

FashionPlaytes Back-To-School Campaign

With back-to-school the second biggest shopping season of the year, PKPR developed a comprehensive campaign positioning FashionPlaytes as a way for girls to ease the back-to-school jitters and gain confidence by designing their own outfit for the all-important first day of school.

PKPR’s strategy involved outreach to key national media, including securing a rave review from Parenting.com that hailed the site as “better back to school shopping for girls.” Another fun placement included a shout out on HerSay with Soleil Moon Frye.

We also placed articles in local outlets across the country featuring interviews with local moms and daughters - from Long Island Newsday and the Staten Island Advance to Boston Parent, Lowcountry Parent, and Arizona Family.

Finally, PKPR coordinated in-studio fashion shows with local customers in markets across the country, including Miami, Dallas, Columbus, San Diego, and Seattle. You can watch some of the local segments below.

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NBC (Miami)

Permalink | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 02, 2011 2:37 AM

FashionPlaytes.com on The Today Show

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FashionPlaytes.com was highlighted as one of “five fun, affordable buys for kids” on The Today Show this morning, resulting in the largest traffic spike to the site in the company’s three-year history. Watch the segment above (FashionPlaytes starts at about 1:15).

Permalink | Posted on Aug 02, 2011 at 2:37 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 17, 2011 11:51 AM

FashionPlaytes in Working Mother, PBS Kids

FashionPlaytes, which lets young girls design and wear their own outfits, continues to win raves from influential parenting outlets. Working Mother, PBS Kids, Yahoo! Shine, BabyCenter, and Imagination Soup are just a few of the high-profile pubs that have recently sung its praises.

Permalink | Posted on May 17, 2011 at 11:51 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 24, 2011 10:24 AM

Good Housekeeping Loves FashionPlaytes.com

PKPR is thrilled to announced that we are now representing FashionPlaytes.com, an online service that lets girls age 5-12 design and wear their own clothes.

To launch the campaign, we arranged for FashionPlaytes to be tested and reviewed by the influential Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Naming it a “Best Product,” Good Housekeeping raved about the service, calling it a “great website for girls that are interested in fashion.”

Stay tuned for more exciting news from this up-and-coming company.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 24, 2011 at 10:24 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Zeckendorf Towers

Zeckendorf Towers is a 670 unit, mixed-use condominium located on Union Square. The distinctive four-tower, pyramid-topped, building is a common site to all who are familiar with the area. The building features landscaped roof gardens and courtyards, a full service health club, and a sky lobby supplementing the services provided by the street level concierge. Zeckendorf Towers was first opened for occupancy in 1987, and is credited with initiating the re-vitalization of the Union Square area. Maxwell Kates’ on-site staff has been managing the building since 1991. 

Visit Website: http://unionsqgreenroof.tumblr.com/


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Dec 18, 2010 1:41 PM

NYC’s Largest Residential Green Roof Unveiled


Zeckendorf Towers, the famed pyramid-topped building that initiated the revitalization of Union Square more than 20 years ago, set a new benchmark for the booming neighborhood with the opening of the city’s largest residential green roof last month.

Located at One Irving Place, the 14,000 square-foot green roof will put the full block, mixed-use property at the forefront of New York City’s new green roof initiative. In late September, Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off NYC Green Infrastructure, a major campaign aimed at integrating infrastructure, such as green roofs, to improve water and air quality, cool the City, and reduce energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

Coverage included a front page Sunday real estate section story in the New York TimesNY1, Metro NY, Crain’s NY Business , Curbed NY, DNAinfo and Real Estate Weekly.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM by Alisa Finkelstein

New York Opera Society

The New York Opera Society (NYOS) benefits artists and audiences alike through high quality, performance-driven, just-in-time productions here and abroad, offering fresh and sometimes provocative interpretations of contemporary and classical works.

Visit Website: http://www.newyorkoperasociety.com


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Nov 23, 2010 3:48 PM

Opera on Internet Addiction Stirs Controversy

In a world increasingly dominated by texts and tweets, a timely new opera offered a digital-age take on the time-honored tragic heroine.

“The Empty Hours” (Las Horas Vacias) by acclaimed Spanish composer Ricardo Llorca had its staged world premiere at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on November 19th. The tale of a lonely woman whose obsession with the internet fuels an extraordinary fantasy world, “The Empty Hours” was presented by the New York Opera Society in a special, one-night only performance.

PKPR secured an in-depth feature on the opera in the Wall Street Journal (“The Music of Modern Mania”), and previews on WNET’s Sunday Arts, WNYC, and TheaterMania.

We also leveraged the opera’s Internet theme to generate buzz in outlets like Time.com, Wired.com, Time Out New York, and Mediabistro.

Watch the full episode. See more SundayArts.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 23, 2010 at 3:48 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

zozi.com

zozi.com believes that everyone should experience what this amazing world has to offer. The site enables customers to easily find and book deals - locally and around the world - at up to 80% off. Think sailing school, kayaking tours, fire-eating lessons, cooking classes, dance lessons, wine tasting, trekking, racecar driving, and more.

Visit Website: http://www.zozi.com


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Oct 03, 2011 11:28 PM

zozi.com in Cosmopolitan

PKPR placed a great item on zozi in the October issue of Cosmopolitan (circulation: 3 million), which highlighted the site as “a Groupon for adrenaline junkies.”

Permalink | Posted on Oct 03, 2011 at 11:28 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 15, 2011 11:39 AM

Travelers tap into zozi.com for summer vacations

PKPR took advantage of the summer travel season to position zozi.com as an indispensable tool for anyone looking for discounts on cool vacation experiences, whether traveling to another city or planning a weekend adventure or getaway. Coverage has included Associated Press, Redbook, Family Circle, National Geographic Traveler, Outdoors Magazine, Bankrate, and Fox Business News.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 15, 2011 at 11:39 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 03, 2011 7:33 AM

zozi in Techcrunch, WSJ All Things D

Strengthening its position as the leader in truly unique local activities and travel experiences, zozi announced this week that it raised $7 million in funding, bringing the company’s lifetime financing to $10 million. The announcement made headlines around the Web, including Techcrunch (we loved the headline: zozi raises $7 million to let you swim with sharks…at a discount.), WSJ’s All Things D, PaidContent (which named zozi one of the “next big players in the daily deals space”), Xconomy, Tnooz, San Francisco Business Times, and Silicon Valley Wire

Permalink | Posted on Jun 03, 2011 at 7:33 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 03, 2011 3:31 PM

zozi.com Takes WABC-TV on NYC Subway Race

zozi.com is all about helping people get the most of out of their cities for less. Case in point: a race in the New York City subway system that leads contestants to the Big Apple undergrounds’ hidden secrets and passageways. zozi.com co-founder Dan Gruneberg shows WABC-TV’s Lauren Glassberg how zozi can help New Yorkers experience the city’s coolest and most unique activities without breaking the bank.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 03, 2011 at 3:31 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

ModernTribe.com

ModernTribe is a new kind of Jewish gifts shop for people with innovative minds, spirits, and style. The site is curated by ModernTribe.com co-founder Jennie Rivlin Roberts, who scours the globe year-round to handpick chic, design-conscious gifts that put a contemporary spin on Jewish tradition.

Visit Website: http://www.moderntribe.com


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Dec 03, 2010 7:27 PM

ModernTribe.com Brightens Holidays

This holiday season, no other store is brightening up the Festival of Lights like ModernTribe.com.

Positioing ModernTribe.com as the go-to source for stylish, clever, and meaningful Hanukkah gifts, PKPR has secured coverage for ModernTribe gifts in numerous gift guides including Time Out New York, Curbed.com, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Cincinnatti Enquirer, Staten Island Advance, Epicurious.com, Apartment Therapy, ohdeedoh, Centsational Girl, TreeHugger, Luxist, Project Foodie, Cool Mom Picks, Cafe Mom, Albany Times Union, Chicago Home & Garden, SheKnows.com, Thrillist, and Design Addict.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 03, 2010 at 7:27 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Glo from MSN

Launched in April 2010 by MSN, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (HFM U.S.) and BermanBraun, Glo.com is a new lifestyle destination for women, covering style, beauty, relationships, and home decor. It has been praised by the *Wall Street Journal* for “upending the notion of what makes a good women-focused Web site.”

Visit Website: http://www.glo.com


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Compagnia de’ Colombari

Compagnia de Colombari is an international collaborative of performing artists born in Orvieto, Italy, and based in New York City.  Colombari is dedicated to new and old works from diverse traditions and cultures, creating spectacles for the public free of charge.

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Dec 20, 2010 11:02 AM

Medieval Play Comes to Life on NYC Streets

The medieval mystery play got a 21st century update in December when the Christmas story was brought to life on the streets of New York City through a raucous mix of music, dance, song, and drink.

In Strangers and Other Angels, Manhattan’s Morningside Heights became the backdrop for a wild, joyful re-imagination of the centuries-old Second Shepherd’s Play. The production wound inside and outside venues throughout the neighborhood, from Sakura Park near Riverside Church to the Union Theological Seminary. Gathering crowds along the way, the performance culminated with a celebratory dance involving the entire cast and audience and food and drink for all to share.

PKPR placed stories in NY Daily News, WNYC, Metro NY, NY1, Time Out New York Kids, NY Press and New York Times.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 20, 2010 at 11:02 AM by Alisa Finkelstein


May 17, 2010 11:05 PM

Walt Whitman Returns to Streets of New York City

Walt Whitman’s masterpiece “Song of Myself” was brought to life in neighborhoods throughout his beloved New York in a stirring music-theater adaptation making it world debut earlier this month.

From May 5-14, Compagnia de’ Colombari presented MORE OR LESS I AM in venues ranging from the poet’s Long Island birthplace to Grant’s Tomb. The play was conceived and directed by company founder Karin Coonrod, with music by members of the genre-defying string ensemble Brooklyn Rider.

PKPR handled publicity for the roving production, securing a glowing review from The New Yorker’s Ian Crouch, who wrote: “For an hour, it felt as though we’d created, audience and performers together, a real community. To risk sounding trite, we’d become Whitman’s Americans living in his America.”

Other coverage included features in Newsday, American Theater Magazine, Gay City News, and The Brooklyn Paper, as well as previews in Theatermania, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, and This Week in New York.

Permalink | Posted on May 17, 2010 at 11:05 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Bryce & Co.

Featured in outlets from Elle Décor to In Style and found in the homes of such fans as Alex Rodriquez and Helena Christensen, Bryce & Co.’s menswear-inspired line is made in New York City by a team of tailors using sartorial touches like pickstitching, binding and hand-finishing. The collection, created by former menswear designer Douglas Bryce, is distinctive for weaving cashmere, fine cotton and silk into classic tailored patterns like check, pinstripe chalk stripe and herringbone.

Visit Website: http://www.bryceandco.com


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Dec 21, 2009 4:48 PM

Bryce & Co. Holiday Store in West Village

PKPR helped publicize the launch of Bryce & Co.‘s Luxorious Home, a special holiday store opened by our friend Douglas Bryce. The West Village pop-up featured a collection of throws, pillows, and scarves boasting the sartorial style of hand-tailored suits and custom shirts. Coverage included Thrillist, NYMag.com, Racked, New York Times, Fashion Prospectress, Apartment Therapy, LelaLuxe, and more.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 21, 2009 at 4:48 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Vintage Magazine

Vintage Magazine, launched in November 2009, is a celebration of design, culture, and the creative possibilities of print. Inspired by Fleur Cowles’ legendary Flair (published 1950-51), Vintage Magazine invites an eclectic roster of writers and artists to survey the historic impact of art, music, fashion, food, travel, and more. In both its content and artful construction, the biannual magazine embodies the word “vintage” in its broadest sense - one that connotes style, excellence, and timeless elegance.

Visit Website: http://www.vintagezine.com


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Nov 08, 2010 11:53 PM

Raves for Second Issue of Vintage Magazine

“A reading experience so unique, there could never be an app for that.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“The mag illuminates the possibilities of print.” - The National Post

“Perusing Vintage is like sipping a Tanqueray and tonic at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore—a pleasurable blast from the past.” - Mediapost

Those are just a few of the accolades the press has heaped upon the much-anticipated second issue of Vintage Magazine. Other fans range from influential design critic Stephen Heller, who writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review to Mr. Magazine to BettyConfidential.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 08, 2010 at 11:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 20, 2009 3:22 AM

Vintage Magazine Named a Top Launch of ‘09

In a world of Kindles and tweets, the launch of Vintage Magazine offered a timely reminder of the pleasures and power of the printed page.

Showcasing a treasure trove of textures, fonts, folds, and die-cuts. Vintage Magazine’s celebration of print earned it high marks from a wide range of outlets - from a Brilliant Highbrow citation in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix to the distinction of one of the top 25 magazine launches from the influential Media Industry Newsletter. Thanks to coverage in Women’s Wear Daily, Cool Hunting, Mr. Magazine, Folio, Library Journal, and many more outlets, the premiere issue sold out. Stay tuned for issue #2 in May 2010.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 20, 2009 at 3:22 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Wonderwall from MSN

Wonderwall is MSN’s exclusive celebrity destination. Launch in February 2009, it has quickly become the #2 celebrity site on the Web, with over 11MM unique users coming to the site every month. Its innovative design, based on a dynamic wall of photos scrolling horizontall, and its witty editorial tone makes it stand out in the crowded digital celebrity space.

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Jul 16, 2010 11:49 PM

Wonderwall in EW, Huffington Post

Who do celebrities secretly wish followed them on Twitter?  Wonderwall.com asked some of the biggest celebrity Tweeters and got some surprising answers.

The responses from stars like Russell Simmons, Joss Stone, Brandy, and James Van Der Beek generated major buzz, including an exclusive photo gallery on The Huffington Post and a feature on Entertainment Weekly.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:49 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 01, 2010 11:58 PM

MTV, Gawker Love Lucy

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&amp;from=sp&amp;vid=6fecc039-9d0d-4362-8ad0-aa6b479e5e30" target="_new" title="Exclusive Jonas Brothers Interview">Video: Exclusive Jonas Brothers Interview</a>

Hailed as a “mini Chris Matthews” by MTV, Lucy, Wonderwall’s intrepid 9-year old reporter, has become a bit of Web celeb. Her interview with actor Jason Segal was named one of the top videos of the day by Gawker, while other outlets from USAToday.com to J-14 have sung her praises.

 

Permalink | Posted on Jul 01, 2010 at 11:58 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 12, 2010 11:17 PM

Thumbs Up for Wonderwall’s Celebritweets Theater

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Twitter is teeming with celebrities, and their Tweets have become a ripe target for satire. Case in point: Celebritweets Theater, an animated series from MSN’s Wonderwall which imagines the real story behind some of the more bizarre celebrity Tweets.

To introduce the series to a wider audience, PKPR secured features on Celebritweets Theater to influential sites covering the intersection of pop culture and social media, including Mashable, Tubefilter News, and The Frisky.  Individual episodes have also been highlighted in diverse outlets from CosmoGirl and Buzzfeed to Awards Daily and Ear Sucker.

Permalink | Posted on May 12, 2010 at 11:17 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 09, 2010 11:28 PM

Wonderwall Sparks Gossip Frenzy

Who doesn’t love a little gossip…

When Project Runway’s Tim Gunn questioned the style taste of the Kardashians in an exclusive interview with Wonderwall, PKPR’s buzz-making machine kicked into high gear. After strategically placing items on the interview in key outlets like Pink is the New Blog, Perez Hilton, Huffington Post, and NYMag.com, the story snowballed into a gossip free-for-all, prompting segments on The Joy Behar Show and The Wendy Williams Show and in-depth feature (“Kim vs. Tim”) in the New York Post

Permalink | Posted on Mar 09, 2010 at 11:28 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Parents Circle - Family Forum

Parents Circle-Family Forum is a grassroots organization of Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost loved ones in the region’s conflict. Dedicated to promoting peace and reconciliation rather than revenge, PCFF spreads its message through such initiatives as youth seminars, lectures, and public dialogues. In 2009, it will present over 1,000 programs in Arab and Israeli schools throughout Israel.

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Dec 21, 2009 1:57 AM

Exhibit Puts Spotlight on Peace and Reconciliation

PKPR managed publicity for Cartoons in Conflict: Editorial Cartoonists Explore the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, an exhibit featuring works by forty renowned artists, including Pulitzer Prize winners Pat Oliphant and Jim Morin, syndicated political cartoonist Jeff Danziger, and The New Yorker’s Liza Donnelly.

The exhibit was co-presented by Parents Circle Families Forum, a grassroots organization of Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost loved ones in the region’s conflict.

Coverage highlights ranged from an appearance on CNN by family members Robi Damelin and Mazen Faraj to an in depth profile of Parents Circle in the New York Daily News to slideshows of the cartoons in Time Out New York and Gothamist. Other placements included The New Yorker, Flavorpill, The Jewish Standard, Free Speech Radio News, and GRITtv with Laura Flanders.

 

Permalink | Posted on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:57 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Arts Brookfield

With an emphasis on commissioned works, site-specific installations and premieres, Arts Brookfield is the largest year-round, free performing arts and cultural presenter on the East coast.

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Jul 18, 2014 11:13 AM

Sharon Jones Rocks Lowdown Hudson Blues

The New Yorker previewed this week’s Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival at Brookfield Place Plaza with the full-page opener in the Goings on About Town section.

Other coverage highlights included Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, The New York Observer, NY1, BrooklynVegan, Flavorpill, New York Post, and amNY.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 18, 2014 11:01 AM

Global Beat Fest in New York Times

Today’s New York Times features a wonderful review of DakhaBrakha and Poor Rich Boy at the closing night of the first-ever Global Beat Festival at Brookfield Place Winter Garden.

Other coverage of the festival included two segments on WNYC’s Soundcheck Gig Alert, a Perfect Weekend pick in Time Out New York, and a preview on NY1.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:01 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 07, 2013 1:39 PM

Canstruction Charms NYC

Canstruction, the world’s coolest art competition and food drive, once again transformed Brookfield Place into pop art wonderland with over 25 sculptures created from 100,000 cans of food. 

PKPR secured coverage far and wide—from national outlets like ABC News, USA Today, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Mediabistro Unbeige to NYC media like Time Out New York, New York Post, Gothamist, am New York, CW11 Morning News, and Curbed.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 07, 2013 at 1:39 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 23, 2013 10:37 AM

Lowdown rises with B.B. King, Los Lobos


The third annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival at Brookfield Place featured two days of free music with the legendary B.B. King, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo and The James Hunter Six.

Pre-festival media coverage in outlets like the New York Times, PIX Morning News, and DNAinfo helped bring an audience of 20,000 people to lower Manhattan.

The Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival has now been established as one of New York City’s premiere music festivals as Time Out New York declared that it’s “hard to argue with a sweet free fest like this one.”

AM New York crowed “if you’re feeling blue, this music festival is sure to lift your spirits.”

And the New York Daily News raved that the free festival would produce “the greatest night of Latino roots rock New York will see this year.”

Permalink | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 10:37 AM by Jason Gordon


Oct 01, 2012 11:40 PM

Major feature on Arts Brookfield in NY Times

Wow! PKPR secured a front page Arts section feature on our longtime client, Arts Brookfield. In an in depth piece by culture reporter Allan Kozinn, the Times explores how Brookfield Properties, under the leadership of Artistic Director Debra Simon (pictured above in front of the World Financial Center) “has emerged as a surprisingly significant player in the arts” in New York City and nationwide.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 01, 2012 at 11:40 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 17, 2012 4:05 PM

Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival hits NYC, Letterman

Arts Brookfield’s second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival, with headliners Buddy Guy and Neko Case, brought an estimated 20,000 people to the World Financial Center Plaza on July 11th and 12th.

To position the Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival as a major national festival, PKPR booked Buddy Guy on the Late Show with David Letterman to sit in as a special guest with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.

PKPR built up anticipation for the festival with coverage in Time Out New York (#1 critics pick), New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, AM New York, Newsday, New Yorker, New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Flavorpill, Brooklyn Vegan, The L Magazine, and Bust Magazine.

Post coverage of the festival included two NY1 segments, one of which featured Buddy Guy interviewed by George Whipple, as well as Rolling Stone, a Village Voice review,  a Time Out New York slideshow, and two days of photo sets on Brooklyn Vegan.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM by Jason Gordon


May 22, 2012 2:13 PM

From the White House to Lowdown Hudson Blues

Blues legend Buddy Guy, fresh from jamming with President Obama at an all-star concert at the White House last month, will join celebrated chanteuse Neko Case to headline a free two-day blues music festival in Lower Manhattan on July 11th and 12th at the World Financial Center Plaza.

To announce the show, PKPR secured an exclusive in The New York Times, a segment on NY1 featuring Buddy Guy performing with President Obama, and coverage in BrooklynVegan. Time Out New York named its one of the top Blues/Jazz/World Music concerts of the summer and it was highlighted in both The New York Times and New York Post’s summer previews.

And set your DVRs for July 11th: PKPR booked Buddy Guy to perform on Late Night with David Letterman!

Permalink | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jan 27, 2012 11:53 AM

Silent Films/Live Music at World Financial Center

Arts Brookfield at World Financial Center shined a spotlight on the modern master of archival and experimental film, Bill Morrison, in a free, four-night series pairing his acclaimed features with music by some of today’s most renowned composers. Hailed by Variety as “one of the most adventurous American filmmakers,” Morrison mixes decaying footage from old silent movies with wildly experimental original images and scores to create a stunning film-going experience.The series kicked-off and culminated with live performances by two celebrated new-music orchestras. The Wordless Music Orchestra accompanied Morrison’s The Miners’ Hymns, while The Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble performed the score for Morrison’s masterpiece Decasia.

Coverage highlights ranged from reviews by Jon Pareles in The New York Times and Tobias Carol in The L Magazine to interviews with Morrison in IndieWire and Downtown Express to a Best of the Fests in Time Out New York.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:53 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 22, 2011 11:13 AM

Canstruction NYC Makes National Headlines

For the second year in a row, PKPR handled publicity for Canstruction, the annual design competition which helps feed hungry New Yorkers during the Thanksgiving season.

26 of New York City’s leading architecture firms designed larger-than-life sculptures out of more than 100,000 unopened cans of food, all of which were then donated to City Harvest. Highlights of this year’s competition included sculptures of Angry Birds, a Converse sneaker, and Alexander McQueen’s high heels made famous by Lady Gaga. 

Highlights of this year’s coverage included features in the Wall Street Journal and MTV.com, a segment on WNYC, a Best Bets pick in New York Magazine, a shout out from Perez Hilton, and photo galleries in Time Out New York and Gothamist

Other national coverage ranged from ELLE Decor, WWD, and This Old House’s Bob Vila to Scholastic, TreeHugger, and Curbed.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 11:13 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 08, 2011 1:29 AM

Jules Feiffer Celebrated at World Financial Center

Jules Feiffer’s beloved modern Dancer, whose cartoon figure ran for 40 years in The Village Voice, was celebrated by Arts World Financial Center in a series of special events during River To River Festival.

The centerpiece was the NY premiere of The Dancer Films, a collection of six very short films directed by Judy Dennis and featuring Andrea Weber of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as the iconic character. Taking the experience further, Arts World Financial Center presented an exhibition of Feiffer’s original Dancer drawings alongside new works in A Dance To Spring: The Drawings of Jules Feiffer.

PKPR was thrilled to secure an in depth, front page Arts section feature on The Dancer Films, showcasing interviews with Feiffer, Dennis, Weber, and the film’s choreographers Susan Marshall and Larry Keigwin. Other highlights included features in The Village Voice and a segment on WNET’s Sunday Arts.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 08, 2011 at 1:29 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 17, 2011 10:56 PM

Tweets, Texts, and Theater

This was one performance where the audience was not asked to turn off its phones.

In “The Attendants” by The Nerve Tank, audience members were invited to send text messages and tweets to influence the actions of two performers enclosed in an eight-foot plastic cube in the middle of the World Financial Center, one of New York City’s busiest business hubs. People around the world were also able to send messages and watch every move via a live webcam feed at www.NerveTank.com.

Features on this extraordinary production included The New York Times, NY1, amNY, Village Voice, Time Out New York, City Arts, Flavorpill, Tribeca Tribune, and DNAinfo.

Permalink | Posted on May 17, 2011 at 10:56 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 12, 2011 11:55 AM

The Rover “roves” the World Financial Center

The sound of Carnival carousing and swordfights filled the World Financial Center this March when it presented a production of The Rover, a 17th Century Restoration comedy by Aphra Behn, the first professional female playwright in the English language.

From March 2nd through March 20th, Aphra Behn’s biting comedy of manners transformed the bustling business hub into 17th Century Naples at the height of Carnival, including live music and songs performed by the actors themselves. The New York Classical Theatre production employed the company’s signature panoramic staging style, taking audience members up and down staircases and around mezzanines throughout the 3.5-acre venue. Helmed by director Karin Coonrod, the bawdy, full-blooded romp unfolded not just in front of the audience but all around it.

See reviews of The Rover in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Back Stage, Downtown Express, NY Theatre, and Off Off Online.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 12, 2011 at 11:55 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jan 13, 2011 8:04 PM

New York Times: A Musical About Robert Moses?

Highlights from a forthcoming full-length musical exploring the controversial life and legacy of urban planner Robert Moses will have its world premiere at the World Financial Center Winter Garden on Saturday, January 15th. 

In an in depth preview on the front page of the Arts section of the New York Times today, reporter Robin Pogrebrin went behind-the-scenes with Moses biographer Robert Caro to meet the musical’s composer, Gary S. Fagin, and celebrated actor and singer Rinde Eckert, who will portray the city’s “Master Builder.”

Permalink | Posted on Jan 13, 2011 at 8:04 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 29, 2010 3:21 PM

Canstruction Dazzles NYC

Over 100,000 full cans of food were transformed into epic eye candy when they were assembled into fanciful, mind-boggling sculptures at the World Financial Center Winter Garden this month.

The fantastical installations, created by 25 teams of architects and engineers, were part of Canstruction®, an exhibit and design competition that drops jaws in more ways than one. In addition to being a visual smorgasbord for New Yorkers to feast their eyes on, Canstruction® is an inspired campaign aimed at raising hunger awareness during the Thanksgiving season. At the closing of the exhibit, the pop art was dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to programs that feed hungry New Yorkers.

Coverage of the exhibition included CNN, New York Times, New York Post, WABC, Metro, Time Out New York, Flavorpill, NBC New York, and Gothamist.

Watch the WABC segment here:

Permalink | Posted on Nov 29, 2010 at 3:21 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 11, 2010 10:17 PM

Shepard Fairey Mural at World Financial Center

Celebrated artist Shepard Fairey (of the Obama “Hope” poster fame) guided more than 100 young New Yorkers in creating a powerful 40-foot long mural that made its public debut at the World Financial Center this month.  The mural, “A Positive Thought Cannot Be Denied,” expresses the kids’ views on teen violence, the environment, education and other issues relating to social justice.

Coverage included WNET Sunday Arts (video below), Time Out New York, Village Voice, Time Out New York Kids, Gothamist, DNAinfo.com, Newsday, Curated, and The Dirt Floor.

Watch the full episode. See more SundayArts.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 11, 2010 at 10:17 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 11, 2010 12:40 AM

Chopin Festival Garners Worldwide Coverage

To celebrate Frederic Chopin’s 200th birthday on March 1st, Arts World Financial Center mounted one of the most ambitious tributes in the world, with more than 200 hours of music performed by nearly 200 pianists.

PKPR garnered international coverage for the week-long event, starting with a Reuters article that was syndicated from Vancouver to Sydney. The New York Post and Time Out New York named it a top pick of the week, while other highlights included New York Times, New Yorker, Flavorpill, and WNET.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 11, 2010 at 12:40 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 05, 2010 3:47 PM

Hamlet in the New York Times

As featured in today’s New York Times, the bustling World Financial Center will be transformed into Elsinore Castle next month when it hosts a free production of Hamlet that will inhabit the sprawling venue as its set.

From April 1-18, New York Classical Theatre will perform William Shakespeare’s tragedy in their signature panoramic staging style, with the audience being drawn into Hamlet’s world as they follow the actors down staircases and around mezzanines throughout the entire World Financial Center complex. 

Permalink | Posted on Mar 05, 2010 at 3:47 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jan 15, 2010 1:08 AM

Arts World Financial Center on NY1

Check out this great segment on NY1 about this season’s events at World Financial Center.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 15, 2010 at 1:08 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 17, 2009 11:47 AM

Artist Wants New Yorkers Clothes

From November 10th to December 18th, acclaimed artist MK Guth is inviting New Yorkers to bring old sweaters, socks, sheets, yarn, rags, and any unusable fabric to her workspace in an unused concourse-level retail space at One New York Plaza. Nestled between a Dunkin’ Donuts and a Subway, Guth is sorting, stacking, sewing, and weaving the materials into large ropes and sculptural objects. Visitors can observe and interact with Guth, who was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. It’s the first phase of “This Fable is Intended for You: A Work-Energy Principle,” a 3-month public art project that will include an exhibit in the World Financial Center’s Courtyard Gallery and a performance in the Winter Garden. Check out these links for more on this project: Time Out New York, City Arts, Flavorwire, PAPER, and ArtInfo.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 17, 2009 at 11:47 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

mydeskfriend

mydeskfriend is a small robot companion that lives on your desk, next to your computer. With its own life and personality, it connects to your Facebook profile to keep you in touch with your community. mydeskfriend was developed by Arimaz, a technology company based in Switzerland. PKPR is managing the November 2009 launch of mydeskfriend in the United States.

Visit Website: http://www.arimaz.com/mydeskfriend/


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Dec 14, 2009 2:18 AM

Tiny robot brings Facebook to life

PKPR managed the launch of mydeskfriend, a tiny robotic penguin that connects users to Facebook and other Websites. To kick off the campaign, PKPR oversaw the creation of the launch video above, which was included in dozens of articles about the product. Highlights of the launch coverage include CNET, Time.com’s Techland, Gizmodo, AOL’s Asylum, UberGizmo, Best Stuff, Roger’s Spotlight, Neon Punch, and Coated.

PKPR also arranged product giveaways on sites like Gear Diary and Gadgeteer.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 14, 2009 at 2:18 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Aubrey Daniels

Bestselling author Aubrey Daniels is one of the world’s leading experts on human behavior in the workplace. PKPR has managed publicity for his two most recent books - Measure of a Leader (2005) and Oops!. (2009).

Visit Website: www.aubreydanielsblog.com


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Feb 08, 2012 12:24 PM

Aubrey Daniels in The Business Insider

PKPR worked with author Aubrey Daniels to develop and place this fun and useful essay in The Business Insider on what managers can learn from the new boss on The Office.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 08, 2012 at 12:24 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 19, 2010 11:20 AM

Aubrey Daniels on “Managing the Albert Haynesworths” in This Morning’s Washington Post

The author behind “Oops! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time & Money And What To Do Instead” writes about how overvaluing smart, talented employees is a practice as common in the NFL as it is in the boardroom. (link)

Permalink | Posted on Aug 19, 2010 at 11:20 AM by Brian


Nov 23, 2009 7:14 PM

To gift or not to gift?

For National Boss Day on October 16th, author Aubrey Daniels wrote a great blog post on the pros and cons of giving your boss a gift.

PKPR has leveraged the blog post to secure coverage in a wide mix of media outlets including USA Today (“Should workers suck up to the boss or not?”), MSNBC, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Today’s Workplace.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 23, 2009 at 7:14 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 10, 2009 7:00 PM

TV’s Worst Bosses

To continue to build momentum around OOPS! 13 Management Practices that Waste Time and Money (and what to do instead), PKPR worked with author Aubrey Daniels to develop an original blog post on how some of TV’s top bosses (e.g. 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon and Entourage’s Ari Gold) stack up against the management pitfalls highlighted in Oops!  .

Using the blog post, PKPR outreached to wide mix of blogs and media outlets, encouraging them to interview Aubrey or share his blog post with their followers and readers. Coverage ranged from an in-depth story in The Globe and Mail to AOL’s WalletPop to Occupational Health & Safety Online.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 14, 2009 11:53 PM

Book Challenges Business to Reform

With executives under fire for driving their companies into the ground – and with them the global economy – a new book by bestselling author Aubrey Daniels, Oops!, say it’s time for a paradigm shift that focuses on the root of business mismanagement: individual behavior.

PKPR has secured extensive coverage for Oops!—from an in depth feature and slide show in BusinessWeek to an interview on ABC News Now, as well as Financial Post, The Cranky Middle Manager, Training Magazine, and EHS Today.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 14, 2009 at 11:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 29, 2006 5:56 PM

Praise for New Leadership Book

PKPR managed the national publicity campaign for Measure of a Leader by workplace behavior expert Aubrey Daniels. Coverage included: Workforce Management, TomPeters.com, Montreal Gazette, Washington Post, Harvard Management Update, Management Issues, and Training + Development Magazine

Permalink | Posted on May 29, 2006 at 5:56 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Hudson River Pilings Project

Sculptor Joan Benefiel will install 10-foot tall translucent orange figures atop the abandoned Hudson River pier pilings in 2009.

Visit Website: http://www.hudsonriverpilingsproject.com


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Jun 15, 2009 9:37 PM

Hudson River Pilings Project Announced

PKPR helped organize a launch party to announce the Hudson River Piling Project, a temporary art installation by sculptor Joan Benefiel. To help spread the word on how the public can support this exciting public art event, PKPR placed preview stories in such NYC culture outlets as Flavorwire, Cool Hunting, and Brooklyn Modern. Visit Joan’s site to learn how you can be a part of this historic project..

Permalink | Posted on Jun 15, 2009 at 9:37 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Theodore Bikel: The First 85 Years

Broadway and folk music legend Theodore Bikel, a lifelong social justice advocate, will celebrate a rich career devoted to art and activism with a star-studded 85th birthday benefit concert at Carnegie Hall. All proceeds will go to the Juvenile Law Center,

Visit Website: http://www.jlc.org/bikel


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Jun 17, 2009 5:58 PM

Bikel Concert Benefits Juvenile Law Center

PKPR managed publicity and marketing for Theodore Bikel: The First 85 Years, a benefit concert for the Juvenile Law Center. To drive ticket sales, PKPR implemented a multi-tiered campaign that included media outreach, marketing campaigns with The Forward, WFUV, WNYC, and WFDU, and grassroots outreach to Jewish cultural organizations. More than 1200 people attended the all-star concert, which also featured Arlo Guthrie, The Klezmatics, and Tom Paxton.

Media coverage included The Forward, Jewish Week, Village Voice, The New York Times, Time Out New York, am New York, Playbill, Broadway World, Sing Out! Magazine, Theatermania, Klezmer Shack, Short and Sweet NYC,
Elmore Magazine, and WFDU-FM’s Sunday Simcha and Traditions.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 17, 2009 at 5:58 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams of filmmakers write, shoot, edit and score a short film in just 48 hours.

Visit Website: http://www.48hourfilmproject.com


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Aug 02, 2012 2:06 PM

The 48 Hour Film Project Hits the Road

The world’s largest timed filmmaking competition hit the road this summer traveling to nearly 125 cities around the world, challenging local residents in each city to create a film in 48 hours. From Los Angeles to New York, PKPR handled U.S. publicity for the tour in nearly 40 markets.

Broadcast coverage highlights across the country includes Deco Drive (FOX/Miami), Indy Style (CBS/Indiana), CW 11 News (CW/St. Louis), Talk Philly (CBS/Philadelphia), ABC News (ABC/Des Moines), Virginia This Morning (CBS/Virginia), New Day Northwest (NBC/Seattle), and more! 

Print and online media highlights include Associated Press, The Boston Globe, The Washington Examiner, Baltimore City Paper, The South Florida Times, St. Paul Pioneer Press, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Houston Press, and Albuquerque Journal.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 02, 2012 at 2:06 PM by Jenny Chang


Aug 27, 2010 2:16 PM

48 Hour Film Project on Good Day LA

On Good Day LA yesterday morning, Jimmy Stewart and Shain Gillette of the 48-Hour Film Project discussed last weekend’s competition..  Other recent highlights include:  Los Angeles Times’ Brand X Blog, KPCC (NPR-LA), LAist, ” title=“LAist”>LAist, San Diego Union Tribune, and San Diego City Beat.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 27, 2010 at 2:16 PM by Brian


Jun 09, 2010 12:55 AM

48 Hour Film Project in New York Times

Check out the amazing story on The 48 Hour Film Project competition in New York City in today’s New York Times - lead story across front page of Arts Section with several photos on the inside.

This year’s tour kicked off in late April and coverage so far has included in depth features and interviews on WBUR (NPR in Boston), WAMU-FM (NPR in Washington, D.C.) and NBC New York Nightly News

Permalink | Posted on Jun 09, 2010 at 12:55 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 26, 2009 9:59 PM

48 Hour Film Project 2009

PKPR is managing publicity for the 2009 48 Hour Film Project tour in more than 80 cities around the world.

Check out the terrific KABC-TV segment above on the Los Angeles competition to get a sense of what it’s all about. Other coverage so far includes: WTOP (Washington, D.C.), WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show , New York Post, Washington Express, LAist, Baltimore Sun, Phillyist, and The Onion A.V. Club

Permalink | Posted on Jun 26, 2009 at 9:59 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

River To River Festival

PKPR is managing publicity for the 2009 River to River Festival, New York’s largest free summer arts Festival with music, dance and cultural events from June through mid-August.

Visit Website: http://www.rivertorivernyc.com/


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Jul 16, 2011 8:37 PM

River To River Festival Splashed Across NY Times

Wow. That’s all we can say.

The entire top half of today’s New York Times arts section features a beautiful photo of STREB performing at the River To River Festival. 

Permalink | Posted on Jul 16, 2011 at 8:37 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 01, 2011 3:54 PM

River To River Festival Unveils Lineup

Putting a spotlight on artists whose work is synonymous with New York City, The 10th Annual River To River® Festival unveiled a stellar line-up of completely free events that includes Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson, STREB, Sean Lennon and a tribute to The Bottom Line.

As it marks its tenth season, the festival is evolving from a summer-long series of diverse events to a more ambitious, densely packed, month-long festival showcasing a curated roster of New York icons as well as world-class artists. Reflecting this vision, this summer will see the debut of several new flagship events including: Extraordinary Moves, a weeklong celebration of dance at the World Financial Center; a production of Shakespeare’s Henry V performed in Battery Park and on Governor’s Island; and Come Out and Play, a series of participatory games that will activate the streets of Lower Manhattan.

Preview coverage of the festival included the New York Times, Rolling Stone, New York Post, PaperMag, WNYC, Pitchfork, Paste Magazine, Village Voice, BrooklynVegan, New York Press, and NBC New York.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 01, 2011 at 3:54 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 06, 2010 11:44 PM

Dancer Captures New York’s Imagination

Acclaimed Canadian choreographer Paul-André Fortier has captured New Yorkers’ imaginations with Solo 30 X 30, in which he is performing the same 30-minute dance for 30 consecutive days, rain or shine, at One New York Plaza.

Part of The River To River Festival, the extraordinary event has become one of the most buzzed-about public art events of the summer, attracting coverage in almost every major NYC outlet, including reviews in the New York Times and Metro, profiles in Time Out New York, New York Press, This Week in New York, Capitol File, and DNA Info, and segments on WABC-TV, WNYC, NY1, and NBC New York.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 06, 2010 at 11:44 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 05, 2010 12:35 PM

River To River Festival Remembers Merce

Just a few days after the death of their company’s namesake choreographer, dancers from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave a memorable performance as part of the 2009 River to River Festival, which drew more than 3,000 people to Battery Park City in Manhattan. Now, almost a year later, five choreographers paid their respects to Cunningham in a program titled “We Give Ourselves Away at Every Moment: An EVENT for Merce,” on July 26th. Lucinda Childs, Bill T. Jones, Susan Marshall, Jon Kinzel and Faye Driscoll presented new dances created for the occasion, as well as existing works inspired by Cunningham’s Events pieces.

Reviews of the performance included The New York Times (and slide show), Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and WNET Sunday Arts.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 05, 2010 at 12:35 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 05, 2010 4:48 PM

4th of July Concert with Dan Zanes

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.

For the first time this year, the River To River Festival expanded its annual 4th of July concert in Battery Park to an all-day family affair headlined by Grammy® Award-winning artist Dan Zanes. The holiday concert was capped off by a giant parade of musicians of all ages performing “76 Trombones.” Coverage highlights includes interviews with Zanes in New York Times, WNBC, and Time Out New York Kids, and previews in DailyCandy Kids, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and MommyPoppins

Permalink | Posted on Jul 05, 2010 at 4:48 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 08, 2009 12:56 AM

A Tribute to Merce Cunningham

The highlight of the 2009 River To River Festival was undoubtedly the tribute to legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. Thousands turned out on a beautiful New York summer afternoon to celebrate Cunningham who worked and lived in New York City for more than 70 years. Don’t miss the amazing reviews and photos in New York Times, ArtForum, New York Post, ArtForum, Time Out, Star Ledger, WNET, NY Press, and more.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 08, 2009 at 12:56 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 20, 2009 11:25 PM

The Big Draw Draws Big Coverage

Part of The River To River Festival, The Big Draw is a daylong event that turned Lower Manhattan into a giant canvas through a series of hands-on drawing activities led by some of New York’s most innovative artists.

More than 6,000 people attended the event thanks to coverage in numerous outlets including a segment on WNYC and feature on WNYC.org, live remotes on NY1, and previews in outlets ranging from PIX Morning News and Time Out New York to MommyPoppins.com and the New York Post.

Watch the PIX Morning News segment:

 

 

Permalink | Posted on Jul 20, 2009 at 11:25 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 07, 2009 8:09 PM

Happy Fourth of July


More than 10,000 people and 60 media outlets and music blogs turned out to cover the River To River Festival’s flagship July 4th concert with Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band and Jenny Lewis. Coverage included: New Yorker, Billboard, Time Out New York, New York Press, Venus Zine, FlavorWire, New York Daily News, BrooklynVegan, and Rockscope

Permalink | Posted on Jul 07, 2009 at 8:09 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 31, 2009 12:31 AM

River To River Festival Kicks Off Summer in NYC

PKPR is proud to be handling publicity for River To River Festival, New York’s largest free summer arts festival.

The 2009 Festival line-up, which the New York Times hailed as “one of the City’s most compelling summer series,” ranges from big names like Richie Havens, New York City Opera, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company to hotly tipped artists like Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Anthony Gonzelez of M83.

Preview coverage of this year’s festival has included the New York Times, New York Post (and this one, too), New York Daily News, New York Magazine, Miami Herald, NME, and Philadelphia Inquirer.

Check out WCBS-AM’s piece on River To River Festival with the Bang on a Can Marathon:

 

Permalink | Posted on May 31, 2009 at 12:31 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Sphatika Skin Care

The Sphatika Skin Care line was created by Janet League-Katzin, the founder of the Sphatika Holistic Treatment Center in New York City’s Columbus Circle. The line showcases sixteen products using superior quality botanicals, aromatic essential oils, and water infused with the subtle energy of quartz crystal. Sphatika is Sanskrit for “crystal.” 

Visit Website: www.sphatika.com


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Jul 01, 2008 3:51 PM

PKPR Manages Launch Events for Sphatika Skin Care

PKPR managed the June 30th launch events for the Sphatika Skin Care line. The events included a media open house at the Sphatika Holistic Treatment Center in New York City, followed by an evening reception at The Rainbow Room. Editors and reporters from more than 25 outlets, including Elle, Allure, Town & Country, WWD, W, Women’s Health, Today’s Black Woman, Good Housekeeping, First for Women, The Knot, The Daily Obsession, and ButterflyDiary.com, attended the two events.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 01, 2008 at 3:51 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Aspen Fashion Week

The first-ever Aspen Fashion Week will shine a spotlight on the booming skiwear industry from March 1-5, 2009. Aspen Fashion Week will serve as a consumer showcase and industry marketplace for winter sports products, a fast-growing sector that took in nearly $3 billion last year, including $661 million in apparel, $663 million in accessories, and $571 million in equipment sales, according to Snowsports Industry of America.

Visit Website: www.aspenfashionweek.com


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Mar 13, 2009 1:56 PM

Aspen Fashion Week Hits the Slopes

The first-ever Aspen Fashion Week put a spotlight on the booming skiwear industry with four days of special events, including a kick-off party hosted by W magazine, an exclusive screening of the acclaimed documentary, VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR, and runway events featuring 2009/2010 winter, ski and snowboard collections from Moncler, Fendi, Rossignol, Ed Hardy SNOW, Under Armour, Obermeyer, and Isaora.

Coverage included: WWD, Vanity Fair, Luxist, Fashion Week Daily, Huffington Post, VIV Mag, Aspen Peak, Fashion Rules!, Aspen.com, Aspen Daily News, and Ski Resorts.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 13, 2009 at 1:56 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 06, 2009 3:07 PM

Aspen Fashion Week on Good Morning America Now

PKPR secured a great segment for Lisa Johnson, the founder of Aspen Fashion Week, on Good Morning America Now to discuss how to get the season’s top ski looks for less. You can watch it online here.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 06, 2009 at 3:07 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Transporters

Debuting on DVD in North America on January 12th, 2009, The Transporters is a groundbreaking cartoon series designed to help children with autism recognize and understand emotions. It is the brainchild of Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, a leading world authority on autism and produced in association with his research team at the Autism Research Center at Cambridge University in England. Research has found that after watching the series for just 15 minutes a day for four weeks, most children with autism caught up with other children in their ability to recognize emotions.

Visit Website: http://www.thetransporters.com


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Apr 14, 2009 12:08 AM

Autism DVD Spotlighted for Autism Awareness Month

PKPR is continuing to raise the profile of The Transporters, a groundbreaking cartoon series proven to help children with autism understand emotions. To coincide with Autism Awareness Month this April, PKPR has secured in depth coverage of the series in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:08 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 04, 2009 1:13 PM

NPR, AP Cover Launch of The Transporters

The Transporters is a groundbreaking new cartoon series which has been proven to help children with autism recognize and understand emotions.

Following its successful debut in the United Kingdom, PKPR was hired to manage the January 2009 launch of the series in North America.

To reach the widest possible audience, PKPR focused its initial outreach on national media, securing an in-depth feature in the Associated Press, which was syndicated to hundreds of outlets, including the Yahoo! home page, USA Today, AOL Health, and MSNBC.

PKPR also generated major broadcast coverage, including a segment on NPR’s All Things Considered (the third most popular radio program in the U.S. with 12 million listeners), Associated Press Television, and CBC-TV (Canada). The fascinating science behind the series also received analysis in Discover Magazine and Popular Science.

To drive sales of the DVD, PKPR also implemented a comprehensive program targeting autism, parenting, and special education organizations, blogs, and trade publications. Coverage has ranged from the Autism Society of America and AutismHangOut.com to About.com Special Needs Children and Bon Bon Gazette.

PKPR is currently outreaching to monthly magazines to secure coverage for the DVD in April issues since April is Autism Awareness Month. Confirmed coverage includes Parents, ParentGuide, and Canadian Living.

 

Permalink | Posted on Feb 04, 2009 at 1:13 PM by Jenny Chang

Time Warner Trade Publishing

PKPR managed publicity for iPublish.com, one of the first major eBook divisions launched by a major book publisher, from 2000 to 2001


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Apr 06, 2004 7:22 PM

Bloomberg Survey Makes Headlines

When it comes to “wealth-friendliness,” the Cowboy State is riding high.

Aided by a strong recovery out West, Wyoming has kept its top spot as America’s most “wealth-friendly” state according to an exclusive annual ranking by Bloomberg Wealth Manager magazine, Bloomberg’s monthly magazine targeting the needs of financial planners and investment advisers who counsel the affluent. 

For the fourth year in a row, PKPR handled publicity for the annual survey, securing coverage in dozens of outlets including a graph in BusinessWeek’s Footnotes section, Investor’s Business Daily, The Financial Times, New York Daily News, Marketplace Morning Report, and The Providence Journal.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 06, 2004 at 7:22 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

HazelMail

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Feb 06, 2010 12:37 AM

HazelMail in DailyCandy

PKPR placed an awesome feature on HazelMail in today’s DailyCandy. Other recent coverage includes a review in Netted and a mention on BoingBoing, the world’s third most popular blog, which led to HazelMail’s largest day of app downloads yet. Oh yeah, we also loved that ABC News named it a top Valentine’s Day gift,  The Daily Telegraph named it one of the Best Travel Websites and the New York Times Style Magazine highlighted HazelMail in a round-up of iPhone apps.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 06, 2010 at 12:37 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 16, 2009 5:51 PM

Hazelmail Launches iPhone App

PKPR developed and implemented a comprehensive media and marketing strategy for the launch of HazelMail’s iPhone app, which instantly turns photos taken on an iPhone into personalized postcards—and then prints, stamps, and mails them for you with just the touch of a keystroke.

The campaign kicked off with outreach to influential app reviewers, including the New York Times’ Phone Smart column (very last item) and CNET, which dubbed it one of the “five must—have iPhone apps for your next trip.” Other key reviewers included Mobile Marketer, GigaOM, MacWorld, dealmac via Twitter, and iPhone Life Magazine.

As positive buzz began to spread, we expanded our outreach to mainstream travel media, securing Tweets by USA Today reporter Laura Bly and coverage in outlets like Budget Travel, NationalGeographic.com, am New York, and Canoe.ca.

And, with summer vacation season kicking into high-gear, PKPR coordinated contests and promotions with family-friendly outlets and blogs including Woman’s Day Magazine, Soap Opera Weekly, Trusty Pony, Nerd’s Eye View, and iSmash Photo.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 16, 2009 at 5:51 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 09, 2008 6:54 PM

HazelMail Makes Sending Postcards Fun Again

PKPR recently helped launched HazelMail, a new online service that allows users to instantly turn their photos into personalized postcards, and prints and mails them anywhere in the world.

To build buzz for HazelMail, PKPR first introduced the service to influential tech bloggers, securing favorable reviews from TechCrunch, AppScout, and Killer Startups.

Building on that momentum, PKPR expanded outreach to mainstream travel and consumer media, generating coverage in outlets ranging from Associated Press, USA Today, and Chicago Tribune to Budget Travel Magazine, National Geographic, Spot Cool Stuff, and Blackbook Magazine.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 09, 2008 at 6:54 PM by Jenny Chang

Muji

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Nov 20, 2001 5:58 PM

Muji Launches in the United States

Prior to now, American fans of the Muji brand have had to travel to Japan, London, or Paris to snap up the Japanese retailer’s sleek, simple clothing, home furnishings, and accessories.  PKPR recently handled publicity for the launch of mujionline, its first-ever online store accessible to U.S. customers. Placements were secured in a wide range of lifestyle and fashion media, including Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, US Weekly, Newsweek, MSNBC, City, Bloomberg, and Elle Girl.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 20, 2001 at 5:58 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe has established itself as a New York City cultural institution thanks to its stellar mix of offbeat literary events, live music performances, and original series like the New York City Spelling Bee and Cringe Night. The intimate setting has hosted a dizzying array of music and literary stars - from John Mellencamp and Norah Jones to Jonathan Lethem and Francine Prose.

Visit Website: http://www.housingworks.org/social-enterprise/bookstore-cafe/


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Jun 24, 2009 5:25 PM

Is Housing Works the Most Exciting Venue in Town?

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe gets the full-page treatment in this week’s NY Press. We love the headline: “Quiche, Blogs & Rock ‘N’ Roll: Is a small Soho bookstore the most exciting new venue in town?”

Permalink | Posted on Jun 24, 2009 at 5:25 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 09, 2009 1:26 AM

Bjork Concert Raises $40,000 For Housing Works

Last night, 300 lucky guests crowded into Housing Works Bookstore for a special installment of the bookstore’s LIVE FROM HOME concert series: A collaboration between musical legend Björk and the up-and-coming Brooklyn band The Dirty Projectors. The intimate show raised $40,000 for for Housing Works Inc., which provides direct services for homeless New Yorkers with HIV and AIDS.

Jon Pareles wrote in The New York Times “Bjork sings like a force of nature” and Time Out New York called it “the event of the year so far.”  For a great overview of what the bookstore is all about, check out this feature in the New York Post.

Permalink | Posted on May 09, 2009 at 1:26 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 14, 2009 12:19 AM

Housing Works Executive Director on Gothamist

Check out Housing Works executive director Susie Lupert in today’s Gothamist Q&A.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:19 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 09, 2009 2:50 PM

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Taps PKPR

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe has tapped PKPR to help raise its profile as a downtown cultural hotspot.

In the coming months, PKPR will be focusing on highlighting the bookstore’s eclectic mix of events that celebrate the written word and cleverly bridge the worlds of music and literature. Case in point: the photo above is of author Augusten Burroughs and singer Tegan Quinn appearing together at the bookstore last year. PKPR will also be promoting special series and events like the New York City Spelling Bee, the Live from Home Series, and the Moth StorySlam, as well as showcasing its unique business model: the bookstore is run almost entirely by volunteers and 100% of its profits go to Housing Works, Inc., the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service provider. Recent coverage has included the New York Times, New York Post, PAPER, Village Voice, and Shecky’s.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 09, 2009 at 2:50 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Budget Fashionista

For over 5 years, founder Kathryn Finney has preached the gospel of looking fabulous for less to the over 2 million of readers of her blog and bestselling book HOW TO BE A BUDGET FASHIONISTA: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less (Random House). Her frank advice and Midwestern charm have earned her regular appearances on TODAY, Good Morning America, E!, CNN. Kathryn was the first fashion blogger to be credentialed by the organizers of fashion week and the first fashion blogger to receive a book deal from a major publisher.

Visit Website: www.thebudgetfashionista.com


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Sep 12, 2008 9:55 AM

The Budget Fashionista Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

For the fifth anniversary of The Budget Fashionista blog, PKPR implemented a comprehensive PR campaign aimed at raising the profile of its founder, Kathryn Finney. 

Leveraging Finney’s advice for “recession-proofing your wardrobe,” PKPR secured appearances for Finney on programs such as E! News Daily, Good Morning America, and WCBS-TV, as well as interviews with national outlets like MSNBC’s Jean Chatzky, People Style Watch and Smart Money

To cap it off, PKPR handled publicity for The Budget Fashionista’s Fashion Week party at Housing Works Thrift Store, which attracted more than 50 media outlets—from Reuters and Forbes to CBS Mobile and WNBC to Style.com and The Social Diva.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 9:55 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Tropfest New York

Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend Tropfest New York on September 26, 2008 in downtown Manhattan.

Visit Website: http://www.tropfestny.com


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Sep 27, 2008 5:55 PM

World’s Largest Short Film Fest Draws Crowds, Stars

Tropfest NY, the world’s largest short film festival, took place last night on the Battery Park City Esplanade in New York City, Despite the rainy weather and competition from the opening night of the New York Film Festival (and the first presidential debate!), crowds and VIP judges like Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, and Radha Mitchell turned out to experience eight original short films created by up-and-coming filmmakers.

For its first year operating independently of the Tribeca Film Festival, Tropfest tapped PKPR to build buzz and crowds for the free outdoor event. Preview coverage included People, Time Out New York, OK!, New York Post Page Six, New York Post Agenda, New York Daily News, New York Times Urban Eye, New York Observer, Village Voice, am New York, Downtown Express, Metro, Daily Candy, Flavorpill, and an exclusive preview of one of the night’s short films in New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog.

As the New York Times and USA Today’s Pop Candy blog noted, the winning film, No Man is an Island, was created entirely on a cell-phone for just $57. Not bad, since the director takes home a $20,000 prize. Check out this amazing short below.

 

 

Permalink | Posted on Sep 27, 2008 at 5:55 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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PKPR profiled in PR Week

PKPR’s successful campaign for Slavery Footprint gets high marks from PR Week.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 09, 2012 at 12:36 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 18, 2008 7:19 PM

Our New Look

Welcome to the new home of PKPR.

Props to Michael Ian Kaye for our gorgeous new logo and Gregory Maher at
Look North for our beautiful new site.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 18, 2008 at 7:19 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

I Wish To Say by Sheryl Oring

Sheryl Oring is an artist and writer whose work explores issues related to the First Amendment as well as language and memory. Her book “I Wish to Say (The Birthday Project)” featuring birthday greetings to President Bush and photographic portraits of the people who sent them, was published in Sprin 2008 by Quack!Media. She is currently touring the country collecting messages for the next president.

Oring initiated the “I Wish to Say” project in 2004 as a commissioned artwork for the First Amendment Project (http://www.thefirstamendment.org/) in Oakland, Calif. Peter Jennings named her “Person of the Week” on ABC’s “World News Tonight” for her work on the project during the Republican National Convention in New York in 2004.

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May 27, 2008 9:44 PM

Sheryl Oring on NPR

Crisscrossing the country just like Obama, Clinton, and McCain, artist Sheryl Oring is gathering messages for the next president the old-fashioned way: people sit down at her mobile desk, dictate their missives, and she manually types them using a vintage typewriter. The letters will be presented to 44th president of the United States in January 2009.

As Sheryl tours the country, PKPR is raising awareness of the project by securing local, national, and international coverage - from the Los Angeles Times to the New York Daily News to Yahoo! Espana and Huffington Post.

But we were most excited about NPR’s coverage.

PKPR worked closely with NPR’s Bryant Park Project to develop an entire program around Sheryl’s New York City appearance that included NPR listeners submitting their own messages to the next president. Sheryl typed several of them and NPR posted them online, as well as a wonderful video segment that really captures what this special project is all about.

Permalink | Posted on May 27, 2008 at 9:44 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Dayton Literary Peace Prize

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize recognizes writers whose work demonstrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice, and global understanding. Past recipients include Elie Wiesel and Studs Terkel. Launched in 2006,.it is an offshoot of the Dayton Peace Prize commemorating the 1995 peace accords ending the war in Bosnia, and is the only international literary peace prize awarded in the United States.

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Aug 15, 2013 10:56 AM

Wendell Berry wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize

In recognition of a lifetime of letters exploring how humans can live more harmoniously with both the land and each other, Wendell Berry, the novelist, essayist, poet, farmer, and activist, will receive the 2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award at a November gala in Dayton, Ohio.

For the announcement, PKPR arranged an exclusive interview for Berry with the AP. Other coverage highlights included The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Salon, USA Today, Montreal Gazette, Publishers Weekly, GalleyCat, Mother Nature News, Library Journal, and Book Patrol.

The photo above is from 2011 when Berry received a National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 19, 2012 12:53 PM

Tim O’Brien Wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Last week in Dayton, Ohio, Vietnam veteran and acclaimed author Tim O’Brien fought back tears when he discussed how much winning the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for lifetime achievement meant to him. 

“For me to get an award at the end of my career with the word peace in it—I’ve been called a war writer my whole career, and I think of myself as a peace writer. I’ve always thought of myself as a peace writer, and I’m sure that my colleagues up here are all in agreement about that – that we display the ugliness and obscenities of war as a way of contrast against that alternative, that shy, unbragging word peace.”

PKPR secured extensive coverage of this year’s awards including the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Minnesota Public Radio, Austin American Statesman, and Mediabistro.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 28, 2011 12:25 PM

Lee, Rideau Win 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation this week announced that The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee and In The Place Of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Deliverance by Wilbert Rideau are the winners of the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction and nonfiction, respectively. Organizers also announced this year’s runners-up: Beneath the Lion’s Gaze by Maaza Mengiste and The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.

PKPR announced the winners in an exclusive in The New York Times and placed an AP story which was published in dozens of outlets including ABCNews.com, Yahoo! News, and Washington Post

Other coverage highlights included USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Mediabistro, and Poets & Writers.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:25 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 05, 2011 3:23 PM

Kingsolver Wins First Richard Holbrooke Literary Prize

Author Barbara Kingsolver will receive the first-ever Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize at a gala ceremony in Dayton on November 13th.

The award, which was formerly known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, was renamed in honor of the late Richard C. Holbrooke, the celebrated U.S. diplomat who played an instrumental role in negotiating the historic 1995 Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia.The award will be presented to Kingsolver by journalist Kati Marton, Holbrooke’s widow. Holbrooke had been serving as special advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan under President Obama when he passed away in December 2010.

For the announcement, PKPR placed an exclusive with the Associated Press, including both a news story and Q&A with Kingsolver, which were published by more than 250 outlets around the world. Other coverage included USA Today, Los Angeles Times, CBC, MediaBistro, and Poets & Writers

Permalink | Posted on Aug 05, 2011 at 3:23 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 15, 2010 4:46 PM

Eggers, James win Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers and The Book Of Night Women by Marlon James were named winners of the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction and fiction, respectively.

“It can be lonely, believing that books can still change how we think,” said James. “The Dayton Literary Peace Prize reminds us that the book is still our most eloquent tool to speak truth to power, and to bear witness to the good and not so good in human nature.”

Coverage of this year’s winners ranged from Huffington Post and UTNE Reader to Minnesota Public Radio and MediaBistro.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 15, 2010 at 4:46 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 20, 2010 10:46 PM

Dayton Literary Peace Prize in NY Times, Reuters

Geraldine Brooks, a historical novelist who taps into her own experiences as a wartime reporter to vividly illustrate the horrors of war, will receive the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Brooks spent many years covering crises in the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans for the Wall Street Journal before going on to write acclaimed novels, including the 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel March. She will accept the award at a ceremony in Dayton, Ohio on November 7th.

PKPR secured coverage for the announcement in the New York Times, Reuters, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, Mediabistro, Poets & Writers, and more.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 20, 2010 at 10:46 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 23, 2009 10:01 PM

Shortlist for Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announced

In recognition of their work chronicling human rights in Asia, Africa, and the developing world, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Committee today announced that authors and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will receive the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement. The committee also announced the shortlist for this year’s prizes in fiction and nonfiction. Coverage included New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Mediabistro, Washington Post books review editor Ron Charles, and The New Yorker’s Book Bench blog,

Permalink | Posted on Aug 23, 2009 at 10:01 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 24, 2008 7:46 PM

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Salutes Authors

The 2008 Dayton Literary Peace Prize will be presented in Dayton, Ohio this Sunday, September 28th.

Winners include Junot Diaz for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Edwidge Danticat for Brother, I’m Dying. PKPR has been instrumental in raising the awards’ national profile including stories in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, National Post, St. Paul Pioneer Press, San Jose Mercury News, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 24, 2008 at 7:46 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 07, 2008 12:25 AM

Taylor Branch to Receive Literary Peace Prize

This week, PKPR helped announce that the premier chronicler of America’s civil rights era will receive a special Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

Taylor Branch, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning trilogy America in the King Years is widely considered the definitive history of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement, will accept the award at a ceremony in Dayton, Ohio on September 28, 2008. Coverage ranged from the Baltimore Sun to Publisher’s Weekly to Mediabistro’s Galley Cat blog.

Permalink | Posted on May 07, 2008 at 12:25 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Internet Week New York

Launched in 2008, Internet Week New York has become one of the world’s top festivals celebrating digital culture, as well as a global showcase for New York City’s thriving technology industry. The annual event draws more than 45,000 people from around the world to over 400 events panels, conferences, exhibits, meetups, and parties across the city.

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May 20, 2014 12:47 PM

Internet Week New York on Metro Cover

Internet Week New York’s Webutante Ball made the cover of today’s edition. It’s part of a daily series that Metro reporter Andrea Park has filed on the festival, including an in depth preview of the festival’s top events and a video interview with IWNY speaker and Lucky Magazine editor Eva Chen.

Permalink | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:47 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 02, 2014 10:35 AM

Internet Week launches Tech Dig series

Internet Week and CBRE this week launched launched an original web series this week exploring the workplaces of 12 of the top digital companies driving New York City’s thriving tech-based economy, including Bloomberg, Fueled Collective, Squarespace, Thrillist and Tumblr.

Entrepreneur.com has the scoop.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 02, 2014 at 10:35 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 27, 2014 11:03 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio to open Internet Week NY 2014

Marking his first major address to New York City’s technology industry, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver the opening keynote address kicking off Internet Week New York 2014 on Monday, May 19th. In his remarks, Mayor de Blasio will present his vision for the role of the technology industry in New York City and outline the administration’s plans to support and grow our city’s innovation economy. For more on what to expect, check out TechCrunch, Forbes, Crain’s New York, New York Business Journal, and Epoch Times.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 24, 2013 11:53 AM

CNN on NYC’s Next Big Startup


On the heels of Yahoo! acquiring NYC Tumblr this week, CNN Money’s Laurie Segall interviewed Internet Week New York festival director Caroline Waxler about the next wave of Big Apple startups poised to make it big.

Permalink | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:53 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 24, 2013 10:05 AM

Reuters hails NYC’s tech industry energy

We love this Reuters op-ed on Internet Week New York. The headline says it all: Two cheers for the tech industry’s goofy energy

Permalink | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:05 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 20, 2013 10:40 AM

The Tech World Has Descended Upon New York

That must mean its Internet Week!

“Like the Internet itself, this annual Web festival — the sixth — will offer something for everyone, with workshops, panel discussions, parties and performances.”
- New York Times (May 16, 2013)

Internet Week New York is expected to bring more than 45,000 people together for a week of more than 400 parties, panels, performances, exhibits and more. Everyone from Joan Rivers, to Randi Zuckerburg and Pete Cashmore will be in attendance.

This year’s festival focuses on how technology is disrupting the city’s quintessential industries—from finance, fashion, and advertising to arts, entertainment, and media. PKPR secured coverage across the board, making sure conference seats were filled, parties were packed and exhibits had a steady stream of attendees by securing preview coverage in top tech, lifestyle and business outlets, including: AM New York, HuffPost Live, New York Daily News, WNYC, BetaBeat, DNAInfo, Guest of a Guest and more!

Permalink | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 10:40 AM by Alisa Finkelstein


May 21, 2012 2:08 PM

Internet Week Coverage Spreads Like a Viral Video

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

Celebrating its 5th year, Internet Week New York 2012 resulted in more coverage in a wider variety of outlets than ever before, solidifying its role as a leader in the New York City tech boom.

For the week-long festival, PKPR secured over 250 articles and credentialed nearly 300 journalists to cover this year’s festival, representing a 60% increase in both metrics over 2011.

In-depth coverage of the festival, which consisted of over 200 events, exhibits, panels, and parties across the city, included New York Daily News, Adweek, Forbes.com, AFP, and New York Observer’s BetaBeat.

Additionally, PKPR secured 30 broadcast segments including New York 1 News, New York Daily News video, NBC New York Nightly News, and Voice of America.

 

Permalink | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM by Jenny Chang


May 18, 2012 8:53 PM

Mayor Bloomberg, Internet Week Unveil NY Tech Map

PKPR worked with the NYC Mayor’s Office on coordinating a major press conference on May 15th at Internet Week New York Headquarters where Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne and Internet Week New York Chairman David-Michel Davies unveiled the “Made in NY” Digital Jobs Map, an interactive guide to the City’s startups, investors, incubators, and coworking spaces, including over 325 digital companies that are currently hiring for thousands of jobs.

Created by Internet Week New York in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Made in NY Digital Map already plots more than 500 digital companies across the five boroughs. The map offers direct links to the companies’ jobs listings pages and pinpoints the city’s hottest tech hubs, from the Flatiron District to DUMBO.

Over 30 media outlets attended the press conference, resulting in coverage in the New York Times, New York Post, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Mashable, Huffington Post, The Next Web, Crain’s New York Business, BetaBeat, VentureBeat, NY1, WABC, Portfolio, DNAinfo, and The Epoch Times.

Permalink | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 8:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 16, 2011 2:05 PM

“Can You Draw The Internet?” Wows at Internet Week

One of the highlights of Internet Week New York was Can You Draw The Internet, a competition that challenged artists, graphic designers, and New York City school children to capture the Internet’s billions of websites, videos, and photos in just one image. The results were funny, surprising, and often beautiful.

Outlets charmed by the exhibition ranged from TechCrunch (retweeted more than 500 times) and Huffington Post to Babble.com and The Next Web.

 

Permalink | Posted on Jun 16, 2011 at 2:05 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 10, 2011 9:07 PM

Digital Archaeology Exhibit on NPR

The first-ever archaeological dig of the Internet, Digital Archaeology, brought some of the Internet’s earliest and most influential websites back to life in an interactive exhibition that made its U.S. debut at Internet Week New York. The exhibit was created by ad agency Story Worldwide in partnership with Google.

Visitors had the opportunity to surf 28 bygone sites on the vintage hardware and software corresponding to the period of each site’s launch. The centerpiece of the exhibit was a display of The Project (1991), which reunited the first-ever website created by World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, with the pioneering NeXT Cube and the Nexus browser. Other highlights included leading lights from New York City’s early digital scene such as Word.com (1995), one of the Web’s first e-zines, and The Blue Dot (1995), an art and design playground by pioneering online agency Razorfish. The exhibit also featured experimental browser The Web Stalker (1997) and the self-destructing website for the film “Requiem for a Dream” (2000).

NPR’s On The Media produced an in depth segment that brought the exhibit to listeners nationwide in the way that only NPR can do (listen for yourself below). Other coverage highlights included CNN, Fast Company, Time.com, CBC, Adweek, MSNBC.com, The Next WebYahoo!, The New Jersey Star Ledger, ReadWriteWeb, PSFK, and New York Observer’s Betabeat.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:07 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 05, 2011 11:08 PM

Big Apple gears up for Internet Week NY 2011

Nearly 250 crowd-sourced events, including panels, exhibits, meetups, conferences, and parties, will bring the Internet to life across New York City during Internet Week New York 2011 from June 6 – 13.

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand, Will.i.am, Rachel Ray, Jane Pratt, Kevin Jonas, Tyra Banks, Isabella Rossellini, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, New York City’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, Tumblr founder David Karp, and Pandora founder Tim Westergren are just a few of the thought leaders participating in events throughout the week.

Many outlets previewed Internet Week New York this week, using the citywide festival as a news peg to survey the state of New York’s growing technology sector. Advance features included The Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Next Web, and Xconomy.

To kick off the festival, PKPR organized a Press Preview Breakfast on June 6, where the more than 150 journalists will have an opportunity to preview exhibits at the festival’s headquarters, as well as meet the organizers of events being held throughout the city.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 05, 2011 at 11:08 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 22, 2011 12:22 AM

Internet Week: The future of DIY Bieber

Living up to its reputation as the ultimate crowd-sourced festival, Internet Week New York last week launched Make the Stage, an online campaign that allows the public to submit and select the live presentations for the festival’s main stage.

Now in its fourth year, Internet Week New York has fast become the world’s top celebration of all things digital. This year’s festival, which will take place from June 6th through the 13th, is expected to draw over 20,000 people to more than 200 crowd-sourced events across the city. Located at Internet Week New York Headquarters, the AOL Broadcast Stage showcases interviews, panels, and presentations by the Internet’s top brands and thinkers, with all programming streamed live to a global audience.

Check out coverage of the campaign - and Alex Blagg from A Bajillion Hits’ brilliant promo video (above), in New York Magazine, Gawker, Bulldog Reporter, AdRants, NYConvergence, PR Newser, and MediaBistro.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 22, 2011 at 12:22 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 11, 2010 11:41 PM

Internet Week New York on CNN

Permalink | Posted on Jun 11, 2010 at 11:41 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 11, 2010 9:07 AM

Is Internet Week the new Fashion Week?

Internet Week Projection

With more than 150 event across New York City celebrating digital culture, Internet Week New York is taking the Big Apple by storm this week. Citing this year’s energy and spirit, The Economist hailed it as “larger and more upbeat, more in the spirit of the city’s long-established Fashion Weeks.” Crain’s New York agreed, saying “Move over, fashion; Internet Week is growing.”

Highlights so far have included the Yahoo! Provoke Summit, the Mashable Media Summit, a NY Tech Meetup featuring demos from New York’s top start-ups, The Webutante Ball (NYC’s “Internet Prom”), as well as a wide variety of conferences, panels, education events, parties, and meet-ups

For more reports from Internet Week NY, check out NPR, The Daily Beast, Mashable, NY1 , and The Star Ledger.

Our favorite quote belongs to CNET’s Caroline McCarthy, who described it like this

“Internet Week has turned into an amalgam of parties, conferences, and power breakfasts nearly as dense as the far more established South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas; a schedule with a swagger worthy of last year’s Jay-Z Gotham paean Empire State of Mind.”

Permalink | Posted on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:07 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 05, 2010 12:36 AM

New York City Gears Up For Internet Week

New York City is gearing up for the third annual Internet Week New York, which will will host over 150 events between June 7-14 at the festival’s first-ever headquarters at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion and at dozens of locations throughout the City.

Reflecting both the rise of New York City as a new tech capital and the festival’s emergence as a top annual gathering for Internet leaders, the diverse slate of programming includes everything from panels, conferences, and educational events to art installations, live performances and parties. To build buzz for the festival, PKPR secured preview stories in a wide range of media including the Wall Street Journal (”Internet Week New York kicks of seven days of Web geekery”), New York Times (”Tech festivals land”) CNN (”The next Silicon Valley? It may be New York”), NBC New York (”Internet Week to be bigger and better”), Metro (”The tech sector powers up”), Hollywood Reporter, Village Voice, ZDNet, PCMag, and Mediabistro.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 05, 2010 at 12:36 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 08, 2009 5:42 PM

Fortune: ‘Net Takes Manhattan

We couldn’t have written a better headline for Fortune’s wrap-up piece on the Internet Week New York 2009.

PKPR once again handled publicity for the weeklong festival celebrating New York’s Internet industry. An estimated 15,000 people, including such industry movers and shakers as Al Gore, Barry Diller, Rupert Murdoch, Martha Stewart, and Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone, attended over 110 conferences, panels, exhibits, screenings, and networking events hosted by the likes of YouTube, Microsoft, Digg, Time Warner, Mediabistro, Digitas, and College Humor.  Highlights ranged from NY Tech Meetup Showcase to the first-ever Webutant Ball.

More than 100 reporters and bloggers were credentialed to cover Internet Week. Coverage included Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, New York Post, New York Observer, All Things D, Crain’s New York Business, CNET, and Huffington Post.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 08, 2009 at 5:42 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 05, 2008 9:55 PM

Mayor Bloomberg Kicks off Internet Week

PKPR helped kick-off the first-ever Internet Week New York with a blast of coverage this week including a full-page Daily News story on how the Internet has changed New York, New York Post, Metro, Time Out New York, Hollywood Reporter, and CNET. In all, PKPR has credentialed more than 70 media outlets and bloggers to cover the more than 80 events happening throughout the week.

Our favorite event: the official launch at Gracie Mansion where Mayor Bloomberg welcomed the City’s digital media leaders and pondered whether his buddies on Facebook were true friends. The New York Times chimes in here. And check out this great New York 1 segment, which also features PKPR client and Internet Week event partner Arts Engine

Permalink | Posted on Jun 05, 2008 at 9:55 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 24, 2008 6:04 PM

PKPR Featured in PR Week

PKPR’s strategy for launching the first-ever Internet Week New York was profiled in PR Week’s “Launch Pad” column. In addition to securing launch-day stories in outlets such as the New York Daily News, Variety, CNET, Crain’s New York, and Mediabistro, PKPR created Internet Week New York groups on Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites to attract potential event partners for the weeklong festival celebrating New York’s Internet industry and community.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 24, 2008 at 6:04 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Manhattan Media

Manhattan Media is a leading community publisher. It produces magazines, newspapers, websites and live events in New York City and Albany, New York. Titles include AVENUE, 02138, New York Press, New York Family, and City Hall. It also recently publised My Wall Street Journal, a limited-edition parody.

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May 15, 2008 10:37 PM

Manhattan Media Scoops Up Harvard Alumni Magazine

Adding to its roster of media properties, Manhattan Media today announced that it has acquired 02138, the award-winning lifestyle magazine for Harvard alumni. PKPR secured an exclusive on the announcement in the New York Times and follow up coverage included Mediaweek, Folio, New York Observer, and Gawker.

Permalink | Posted on May 15, 2008 at 10:37 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 21, 2008 7:50 PM

Stunts and Video Launch Wall Street Journal Parody

To launch My Wall Street Journal, a limited-edition parody, PKPR developed a multi-tiered PR campaign that combined stunts, a viral video, and major media placements.

Prior to the newsstand launch, PKPR conceived and distributed a phony hidden-camera video of Rupert Murdoch ranting about My Wall Street Journal. The video touched off a round of pre-launch buzz online, which grew to a peak with exclusive launch-day stories in the NY Times and the Huffington Post.

We also placed the editors on Imus, CNBC, and MSNBC, and hired an Ann Coulter lookalike to promote the newspaper in front of Fox News, which earned coverage in outlets from AM New York to the Boston Globe to Mediabistro.

The numbers: the HuffPo story was one of it’s most widely-read stories for a full week; the video is near 85,000 views; and “My WSJ” got as high as #2 on Amazon.com’s humor best-seller list and #65 on its overall bestseller list.

The cherry on top: a shout out on New York Magazine’s coveted Approval Matrix (top left corner).

Permalink | Posted on Apr 21, 2008 at 7:50 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Cinereach

Founded by a group of young filmmakers, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs, Cinereach is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering socially relevant film. The organization makes grants to media initiatives such as the Reach Film Fellowship, which supports talented young filmmakers creating meaningful media with artistic merit.

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Jul 17, 2009 5:26 PM

Social Media Boosts Cinereach Campaign

Cinereach, a nonprofit that champions socially relevant films, wanted to boost the number of entries for its Reach Film Fellowship, a prestigious six-month program that pairs young filmmakers with grants, resources, and industry mentors.

The ideal applicant would be a recent film school grad with an interest in social causes. To get the word out to this narrow niche, PKPR developed a finely tuned social media campaign that used Twitter, Facebook, blog, and online outreach to connect with film students, social activists, and influencers in the independent film world.  The results: applications for this year’s Fellowship program increased by over 100%.

PKPR’s campaign resulted in tweets from some of the most widely followed independent film voices on Twitter, including Filmmaker Magazine editor Scott Macauley, indie film guru Ted Hope, The Independent Magazine, DocuGirl, and Docs Interactive.

On Facebook, the call for applications was posted by such targeted groups as Emerson College, Future Filmmakers, Student Filmmakers, and Independent Short Filmmaking. Film schools around the country also shared the news via e-blasts and bulletin boards, including NYU, Brown, and UNC.

Meanwhile, PKPR’s blog outreach led to posts on such prominent sites as Documentary.org, the site of the International Documentary Association; Working Films; Social Edge, the Skoll Foundation’s social entrepreneur networking site, and the School of Visual Arts.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 17, 2009 at 5:26 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 10, 2009 1:39 AM

New York Magazine Screens Cinereach Short

To mark the culmination of Cinereach’s 2009 Reach Film Fellowship Program, PKPR worked with New York Magazine to exclusively screen this year’s winning short film by filmmaker Brendan McQueen.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 10, 2009 at 1:39 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 22, 2008 12:05 AM

Cinereach Makes Its Media Debut


A quartet of young, socially conscious filmmakers mentored by Oscar-nominated directors like Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Boys of Baraka) debuted their short documentaries at the first major event presented by the new non-profit Cinereach earlier this week.

PKPR helped introduce Cinereach and the filmmakers to the industry and public by placing stories in outlets like Hollywood Reporter and Filmmaker Magazine, securing an exclusive screening of one of the film’s on New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, and facilitating posts by two of the filmmakers on Huffington Post.

Held at The Gramercy Hotel Rooftoop, guest included director Mira Nair and reporters from the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Reeler, and IndieWIRE.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 22, 2008 at 12:05 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Arts Engine

Celebrating ten years of media for change, Arts Engine is a non-profit organization that produces, supports, and distributes socially conscious media. Whether it’s through the Media That Matters Film Festival, Big Mouth Films, or MediaRights.org, Arts Engine is a pioneering force behind the new generation of media-makers exploring social issues.

Visit Website: http://www.artsengine.net


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Jun 08, 2009 3:30 PM

Enviro Doc Takes Top Honor at Media That Matters

The Ninth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival, which premiered June 4th, once again showcased short films that inspire audiences to think, laugh and take action on pressing social issues. Highlights of this year’s festival included Jury Award winner NEXT WAVE, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzer’s alarming documentary about the world’s first climate change refugees from the Carteret Islands, and WILL I BE NEXT, about gun violence in Chicago. Festival coverage included: Chicago Sun-Times, IndieWire, Austin American Statesman, In These Times, TreeHugger, Green Life, Grist Magazine, WorldChanging, About.com, Tilzy, Big Red Apple, Austinist, and The Indypendent.


 

Permalink | Posted on Jun 08, 2009 at 3:30 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 07, 2008 8:49 PM

Election Day Premieres on PBS

Directed by Arts Engine founder Katy Chevigny, Election Day, a powerful documentary following 11 Americans as they vote in 2004, premiered on PBS’ P.O.V. on July 1st. Leveraging the broadcast and Arts Engine’s 10th anniversary, PKPR secured a mix of profiles and interviews for Katy in outlets ranging from NPR and TruthDig.com to IndieWire and Stream.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 07, 2008 at 8:49 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 30, 2008 10:14 PM

Media that Matters Film Festival Makes Its Mark

Arts Engine’s eighth annual Media That Matters Film Festival, one of the first and largest online film festivals, rolled out its red carpet yesterday for a premiere at The IFC Center in New York. Showcasing a collection of 12 short films aimed at inspiring audiences to think, laugh, and take action on today’s top issues, the festival hits that PKPR sweet spot where art and activism meet.

For the launch, PKPR secured an exclusive screening for one of the festival’s films, EVERY THIRD BITE, on New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, where a spirited debate ensued over the future of the world’s honey bees. Other coverage included Boston Globe, Huffington Post, The Oregonian, PC Magazine’s AppScout blog, IndieWIRE, Variety, Stream, Tilzy.TV, and Tribeca Film Institute’s Resource’s blog

Permalink | Posted on May 30, 2008 at 10:14 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Tom Peters

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Aug 24, 2004 7:43 PM

Tom Peters’ Travel Tips in NY Times

PKPR arranged for Tom Peters to be profiled in today’s Frequent Flyer column in The New York Times.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 24, 2004 at 7:43 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 03, 2002 4:46 PM

Tom Peters: Business Guru 2.0

“The reaction from the press has been unlike any I’ve received since In Search of Excellence in 1982.”
- Tom Peters

For his first book in five years, PKPR gave author and business expert Tom Peters a media makeover, positioning Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age as a “re-invention” of the business book and highlighting Peters’s expertise on post-boom, post-Enron issues. With a national book launch campaign that included targeted speaking engagements and a high-profile panel discussion at Bloomberg’s NY headquarters, PKPR landed Peters his first-ever profile in the New York Times, as well as major national print and broadcast coverage including O-The Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, Reuters, Bloomberg Radio, and CNBC. 

Permalink | Posted on Dec 03, 2002 at 4:46 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Launched on February 14th, 2002, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn their grief into action for peace.  By developing and advocating nonviolent actions in the pursuit of justice, they hope to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism.  Peaceful Tomorrows acknowledges its common experience with all people affected by violence throughout the world, and works to create a safer and more peaceful world for everyone

Visit Website: http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/


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Sep 18, 2006 9:21 PM

Families Put Spotlight on Peace

Marking the fifth anniversary of 9/11, more than 30 victims of terror from around the world gathered in New York City for a historic conference highlighting solutions to terrorism that break the cycle of violence. To raise awareness of the conference—and ensure that the voices of those who support peaceful conflict resolution were included in anniversary coverage, PKPR booked leaders of Peaceful Tomorrows on more than 20 radio shows around the country, including Milwaukee, Detroit, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Boston, as well as appearance on USA Radio and Pacifica’s Democracy Now. A highlight of the campaign was a joint appearance on CNN by Terry Rockefeller, who lost her sister in the 9/11 attacks, and Beatriz Abril, who lost her brother in the Madrid bombings.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 18, 2006 at 9:21 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Reboot

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Apr 30, 2005 4:41 PM

Reboot Study Makes National Impact

Reboot, the national network for young Jewish Americans, vaulted to national attention when PKPR managed publicity for the organization’s landmark survey on Gen Y and religion. The survey’s results received coverage in top-tier outlets, including USA Today, the Associated Press, MTV News, Washington Times, and ABCNews.com. PKPR also positioned Reboot co-founder Roger Bennett as an expert source for religion reporters, leading to ongoing relationships with PBS, NPR, US News & World Report and Christian Science Monitor.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 30, 2005 at 4:41 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

POZ

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Jun 08, 2004 12:16 AM

POZ Turns 10

The magazine that wasn’t supposed to survive, written for an audience that wasn’t supposed to survive, turned 10 years old this month.

Making a powerful statement on its cover with 80 of its HIV positive readers posing nude in famed New York restaurant Florent, POZ magazine celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a special issue looking back at the groundbreaking magazine’s first decade. 

PKPR managed publicity for photo shoot with photographer Spencer Tunick, securing coverage in outlets from New York Times to Reuters to USA Today.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 08, 2004 at 12:16 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Look, Love, Listen, Respect

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Dec 07, 2006 11:59 PM

Look, Love, Listen, Respect Debuts

Look, Love, Listen, Respect is a public service announcement campaign starring Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, and Amanda Peet. A collaboration between HIV Forum NYC and the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, the campaign breaks new ground by enlisting female spokespersons to highlight the essential role that love, respect, and self-esteem play in helping gay men lead safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

PKPR helped spread the word by implementing an aggressive online campaign targeting mainstream media, gay media, and blogs. Coverage included the New York Times, PlanetOut, LOGO, and Towleroad.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 07, 2006 at 11:59 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

LEAD

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Mar 16, 2004 12:35 PM

Shining a light on LEAD

The Leadership Education and Development Program in Business, Inc. (LEAD) had been helping minority high school students pursue business careers since 1981, but the organization lacked the kind of national profile needed to attract corporate sponsors, academic partners, and applicants. PKPR sharpened LEAD’s identity and messaging, and leveraged a pending Supreme Court decision on affirmative action to position Richard Ramsey, LEAD’s new president, as an authority on equality in education. The resulting in-depth, big-picture profiles, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, NPR, and HR Magazine, led directly to new funding from corporations and foundations.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 16, 2004 at 12:35 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Jewcy

Hosted by Jewcy, the hot-as-latkes collective leading a new wave of Jewish culture and pride, a Jewcy Chanukah benefited Natan, a philanthropic network of young Jews seeking to help transform the Jewish future by funding innovative solutions to address crucial questions of Jewish life. 

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Dec 17, 2005 9:36 PM

PKPR Scores Trifecta for Jewcy Benefit

Jewcy Chanukah was a benefit concert for New Yorkers looking for something more “Jewcy” than dreidel-spinning contests or Matzoh Balls. Perry Farrell, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Robert Smigel),
Saturday Night Live star Rachel Dratch, and hip hop provocateur Princess Superstar were among the many performers.

PKPR scored what Jewcy called “a trifecta”: a front page story in the New York Times Styles section, a shout out on New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix, and item in the New York Post’s Page 6. 

To help drive ticket sales, PKPR also outreach to blogs, entertainment guides, and newsletters, from Thrillist to the Village Voice.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 17, 2005 at 9:36 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Ironweed Films

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Jan 05, 2007 11:24 PM

Ironweed Pioneers a New Type of DVD Club

Since Ironweed Films debuted in December 2005, PKPR has helped the politically-minded DVD-of-the-month club pioneer a new category and surpass subscription goals by securing valuable coverage in both print and online media – from the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and San Francisco Chronicle, and UTNE Reader to New York Press and BUST.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 05, 2007 at 11:24 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues, and Ideas

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Sep 07, 2004 11:42 PM

Imagine Festival Gives Artists A Political Platform

The Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues & Ideas was an artistic antidote to the 2004 Republican Convention. Through vigilance and skillful messaging, PKPR broke through the cacophony of politicians and protesters, and gave artists a voice in the national dialogue.

Throughout the campaign, PKPR drove home the Festival’s core principle: art is vital to civic discourse. We highlighted the big picture early and often – at a kick-off press conference and then a media preview party, giving reporters access to artists and organizers. Once the Festival swung into gear, we managed publicity for the more than 200 events at 75 venues across the city, including a 4-mile long unemployment line of New Yorkers waving pink slips.

We placed five articles in the Wall Street Journal, ten in the NY Times, five in AP, and a 4-part series in the LA Times, and secured guest spots for organizers and artists on outlets from CNN and NY1 to Air America, and WNYC. Most importantly, we helped the Festival attract the attention – and exert the influence – it deserved. Most events were near-capacity, sold-out, or standing-room only

Permalink | Posted on Sep 07, 2004 at 11:42 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

In the Life

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Hep Team NYC

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Jun 01, 2006 11:21 PM

Hep Team Launches in NYC

After a successful pilot program in Chicago last summer, Hep Team expanded to three major markets in the summer of 2006 to raise awareness among gay and bisexual men that hepatitis A and hepatitis B are preventable by vaccination.

PKPR outreached to national and New York media, including organizing a press conference covered by NY1, CBS News on Logo, The Advocate, New York Blade, and Gay City News.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 01, 2006 at 11:21 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

ForSaleByOwner.com

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Jun 27, 2006 1:12 PM

ForSaleByOwner.com Breaks Away from Crowd

Do you really need a realtor?
Do you really need a realtor?


To distinguish ForSaleByOwner.com as the leader in a crowded category, PKPR generated a constant stream of news and consumer tips regarding the benefits of selling a home without a broker. Aggressive outreach to business, tech, and consumer reporters produced positive coverage in dozens of top media outlets – including The Today Show, CNN, CNN.com, U.S. News & World Report, and Newsweek—and helped position COO Colby Sambrotto as the face of the “for sale by owner” phenomenon, as well as an authority on all real estate issues.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 27, 2006 at 1:12 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Fotolog

One of the world’s largest social networking sites, Fotolog boasts more than 4.7 million members who use photo blogs to connect and communicate daily with a global network of friends and family. 

Visit Website: www.fotolog.com


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Oct 12, 2006 7:53 PM

Fotolog raises $4 million

Signaling continued growth for one of the world’s largest social networking sites, Fotolog announced this week that it has raised $4 million in Series C funding from BV Capital and 3i. Since March 2005, Fotolog has raised three rounds of funding from BV Capital, 3i, and private investors for a total of $12 million. Fotolog membership has surged from 1 million to more than 4.7 million in the past 20 months, pushing Fotolog into the top 50 websites worldwide, according to Alexa Rankings.

Check out an interview with Fotolog co-founder Adam Seifer at GigaOm, as well as coverage in Mashable, Mediapost, Digital Media Wire, PaidContent, and more.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 12, 2006 at 7:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 01, 2006 1:29 PM

Picture Perfect Launch for Fotolog Book

Fotolog, the world’s largest photo blogging community, boasts a new book featuring more than 3,000 photos by its members. PKPR’s publicity campaign for the book has resulted in coverage ranging from ABC News Now and WABC-TV to a live chat on WashingtonPost.com to leading blogs like About.com, Gothamist, Towleroad, and Cool Hunting.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 01, 2006 at 1:29 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 05, 2005 12:55 PM

Fotolog Leads Photo Blogging Boom

Founded in 2002 as a small photo-sharing project for a few dozen friends, Fotolog became a thriving online community, especially in South America, largely through word of mouth online.

Fotolog hired PKPR in 2005 to raise the site’s awareness in the United States and position Fotolog as a leader in the emerging photo blogging boom.

PKPR leveraged co-founder Adam Seifer’s personal photo blog and professional background to position him as an expert on photo blogging and social networking.

Despite competition from sites such as Flickr, PKPR secured “big picture” stories on photo blogging that showcased Fotolog as the category leader. Coverage has included major profiles in Businessweek, Newsweek, Inc., Time, ABCNews.com, and MSNBC.com, and Adam is now recognized as a “face” of photo blogging. His commentary and photo blog have been featured in New York Times, ABC News, CBS Radio, WCBS-TV, WABC-TV, and Investors Business Daily

Permalink | Posted on Dec 05, 2005 at 12:55 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The American Prospect

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Nov 15, 2001 4:47 PM

Voice of the Left Moves Front-and-Center

When the ten-year-old American Prospect wanted to quickly raise its profile, MKPR began by reshaping the left-of-center political magazine’s image from a quiet journal to an influential liberal antidote to the Bush administration. Thanks to MKPR’s outreach, the magazine enjoyed high-profile media placements nationwide, while co-founder and co-editor Robert Kuttner became a national media source on economic and political issues, appearing regularly on broadcast programs ranging from CNN and CNBC to NPR and Pacifica Radio Network.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 15, 2001 at 4:47 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Advocate

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ShermansTravel Media

ShermansTravel Media publishes ShermansTravel.com and Sherman’s Travel magazine. Founded in 2002 to help travelers make sense of the overwhelming number of online travel specials, ShermansTravel.com is a leading source for editor-screened travel deals and destination advice. Building on its trusted online brand, ShermansTravel Media launched Sherman’s Travel, the first magazine serving sophisticated, value-conscious travelers, in October 2006. 

Visit Website: www.shermanstravel.com


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Aug 30, 2006 11:29 PM

PKPR Launch Strategy Profiled in PR Week

PKPR’s strategy for the launch of Sherman’s Travel magazine was profiled in PR Week’s Launch Pad column.

PKPR launched the magazine, a spin-off from the travel site, by placing an exclusive story in the New York Times and then going wide to trade and consumer media, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Mediaweek, and Washington Post.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 30, 2006 at 11:29 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Bring ‘Em Home Now Concert

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Mar 24, 2006 11:11 PM

Peace Gets a Chance in Media Spotlight

PKPR helped shine a global spotlight on veterans groups working for peace when it handled publicity for the March 20th “Bring ‘Em Home Now” Benefit Concert with Michael Stipe, Moby, and Rufus Wainwright. Dozens of outlets from around the world covered the historic event including CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, MTV News, Rolling Stone, AP, and The New York Times.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 24, 2006 at 11:11 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Ars Nova

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Jun 16, 2008 5:55 PM

We Knew Him When…

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We got a little thrill when Lin-Manuel Miranda took home the Tony last night for “In the Heights”. His hip-hop improv group, Freestyle Love Supreme, was a regular act at Ars Nova when we worked with the Hells Kitchen theater back in 2006.

Don’t miss his speech. It brought down the house.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 16, 2008 at 5:55 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 28, 2007 1:24 PM

Ars Nova’s “Thursdays at Ten” Gets Raves

Ars Nova, the intimate Off-Off Broadway theater, tapped PKPR to help shine a spotlight on “Thursdays at Ten,” its weekly series showcasing some of New York City’s most exciting up-and-coming performers, including Creation Nation, Bridget Everett, and Freestyle Love Supreme. Recent in depth coverage of the series has ranged from The New York Times and Time Out New York to New York Press to Thrillist.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 28, 2007 at 1:24 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Moth

The Moth is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than three thousand stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth features simple, old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes by wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors.

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Jun 25, 2013 1:11 PM

Wall Street Journal Feature on The Moth

PKPR worked closely with Wall Street Journal columnist Ralph Gardner on a wonderful feature on The Moth’s new storytelling program for high school students.

For the in depth story in today’s Wall Street Journal, we provided Gardner and photographer Keith Bradford with exclusive access to the The Moth’s High School StorySLAM at Manhattan’s Beacon School last month. The result is a moving look at what happens when eight high school students get up on stage with no notes and share deeply personal stories with an audience of their peers. 

As Gardner writes: “There’s a lovely intimate, transgressive element about it all, enabled by a feeling of safety. Indeed, it may be the definition of friendship.”

Permalink | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 1:11 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 17, 2013 1:26 PM

Maysles Feted at The Moth Ball 2013

Our favorite moment at The Moth Ball earlier this week? Seeing filmmaking legend Albert Maysles, the recipients of this year Moth Award, being snapped by legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham.

For the scoop on the night’s festivities, check out reports in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and the New York Daily News.

Permalink | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 1:26 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 05, 2013 10:17 AM

The Moth Debuts in San Francisco

Continuing to spread its wings across the country, storytelling juggernaut The Moth launched a monthly StorySLAM series in San Francisco in March. PKPR created a partnership with Huffington Post San Francisco for a monthly video series that will highlight a local storyteller each month. We also secured previews and reviews in key local tastemaking outlets like Flavorpill San Francisco, MissionMission, PureWow San Francisco, and SFStation. Tickets go on sale on the first day of each month. But be ready: the first two shows sold out in just a few hours.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 05, 2013 at 10:17 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 10, 2012 11:42 AM

Scorsese Honored at 2012 Moth Ball

On May 8th, The Moth presented Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese with the 2012 Moth Award at its annual Moth Ball at Capitale in New York City. The honor was the centerpiece of a star-studded evening celebrating fifteen years of The Moth. Scorsese wowed the crowd with the story of a school field trip he took in 1951to the Old Bowery Saving Bank, now The Capitale, where the kids were allowed to touch $1,000 bills.

Coverage of the event included half-page stories in the Wall Street Journal and Metro, as well as New York Observer, Huffington Post, IndieWire, Time Out New York, CBS New York, Gothamist, and Flavorwire

Permalink | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 25, 2012 12:27 PM

The Moth Receives MacArthur Grant

Congratulations to The Moth, which has received has received a $750,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation, which will be used to expand its Moth Radio Hour to a weekly program and to preserve its vast video and audio archive of live performances. Check out the amazing video above from The MacArthur Foundation and these fantastic stories on the grant in Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe , The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 06, 2012 12:01 PM

The Moth in the Wall Street Journal

Check out this fun and fantastic profile of The Moth in today’s Culture Count column by The Wall Street Journal’s Lizzie Simon

Permalink | Posted on Feb 06, 2012 at 12:01 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 16, 2011 2:33 PM

The Moth Gets Hungry

The Moth kicked off its fall season with a stellar night of celebrated foodies sharing tales of gastronomic adventures. Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi hosted the evening which featured a star-studded line-up of storytellers including Top Chef judge Gail Simmons and acclaimed chef David Chang of Momofuku.

Coverage included an interview with Laskshmi in New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Gothamist, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Grub StreetEater, The Dish, and Joonbug.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 2:33 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 24, 2010 12:22 PM

Calvin Trillin Honored at Moth Ball

The Moth presented acclaimed journalist, novelist, and humorist Calvin Trillin with the Moth Storytelling Award at its annual Moth Ball on Tuesday, November 16th at Capitale in New York City.

Trillin’s honor was the centerpiece of a star-studded evening celebrating The Moth, the 14-year old non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. A strong literary voice chronicling the American scene for more than four decades, Trillin has taken storytelling to new heights in every conceivable genre and medium from childhood memoir to food essay to political satire. His diverse and prolific career includes contributing to the New Yorker since 1963 and writing his weekly “Deadline Poet” column for the Nation since 1990.

To build buzz leading up to the gala fundraiser, PKPR placed in depth previews in the Wall Street Journal, Metro, Time Out New York, and Gothamist.

Post-coverage of the event included The New York Times, VanityFair.com, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The New Yorker, WNYC, NBC New York, Time Out New York, Flavorpill, Mediabistro, and Guest of a Guest.

 

Permalink | Posted on Nov 24, 2010 at 12:22 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 18, 2009 12:46 AM

The Moth Ball in Vanity Fair

For the fourth year in a row PKPR handled publicity for The Moth Ball, the annual benefit for the nation’s leading storytelling non-profit, The Moth. This year’s Moth Storyteller of the Year was Anna Deavere Smith, star of the acclaimed Off-Broadway show, Let Me Down Easy. Coverage included: Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Huffington Post, New York Observer, Gothamist, Flavorpill, New York Press, Playbill, Guest of a Guest, New York Social Diary

Permalink | Posted on Nov 18, 2009 at 12:46 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 21, 2008 1:57 AM

Storytelling Takes Center Stage at Moth Ball

Have we got a story for you…

For the third year in a row, PKPR handled publicity for the The Moth Ball, the annual benefit for The Moth, the acclaimed non-profit dedicated to the art of storytelling.

Yarnspinners like Salman Rushdie, Garrison Keillor, and Ira Glass turned out in force to celebrate the ancient art form. For the inside scoop, check out behind-the-scenes coverage from The Moth Ball, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, New York Observer, and WETA’s Author, Author.

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Permalink | Posted on Nov 21, 2008 at 1:57 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 13, 2007 5:10 PM

The Moth Turns 10 at Moth Ball

Fresh off the heels of promoting The Moth’s first-ever National Story Tour, PKPR managed publicity for The Moth’s 10th Anniversary Moth Ball Gala. A highlight of the coverage was a full-page story in Time Out New York featuring an oral history by past storytellers including authors Malcolm Gladwell and Gay Talese. For more coverage of The Moth Ball, see InStyle, Gawker, and Jossip.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 13, 2007 at 5:10 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 20, 2007 10:49 PM

PKPR Helps The Moth Spread its Wings

Hailed as “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal, The Moth presented its first-ever national tour in 2006/2007.

PKPR managed publicity for the 13-city, generating major features in media outlets across the country—from Washington Post and Washington Examiner to NPR’s Here and Now to Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Christian Science Monitor.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 20, 2007 at 10:49 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

UCLA Live

UCLA Live is an internationally acclaimed producer and presenter of music, dance, theater and spoken word. Recognized as one of the nation’s most daring and provocative cultural institutions, the organization brings hundreds of outstanding artists from around the globe to Los Angeles each year.

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IFP and The Gotham Awards

IFP is the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers. Since its founding in 1979, IFP has facilitated the development, financing or distribution of 7,000 independent films, while more than 20,000 filmmakers have participated in its programs. The organization has fostered early work by leading filmmakers including Charles Burnett, Edward Burns, Michael Moore, Barbara Kopple, Mira Nair and Kevin Smith.

Considered the official kick-off to the film awards season, IFP’s Gotham Awards celebrate the year’s best independent films and shine a crucial spotlight on standouts that deserve major attention.

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Dec 13, 2008 3:12 PM

PKPR in The New York Times

Patrick Kowalczyk took David Carr from The New York Times behind the scenes at The Gotham Independent Film Awards to give Times’ viewers the inside scoop on how a red carpet works. Check out the video on NYTimes.com.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 13, 2008 at 3:12 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 03, 2008 1:08 AM

Stars Shine at Gotham Independent Film Awards


The film awards season kicked off last night in New York City with the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

For the second year in a row, PKPR handled all media operations for the coveted awards which honor the year’s best independent films.  More than 60 media outlets covered the ceremony, including E! News, AP Television, VH-1, Inside Edition, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Daily News, Huffington Post, Newsweek, BBC, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and InStyle.

Top honors went to Penelope Cruz, Gus Van Sant, Frozen River, Vicki Christina Barcelona, and Ballast.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 03, 2008 at 1:08 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 22, 2008 12:36 PM

IFP Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Independent Film Week

The nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, the Independent Feature Project (IFP) hosted Independent Film Week in September.

The week of film screenings, panel discussions, and networking reflected the organization’s mission of discovering, showcasing, and supporting new independent film projects and talent. 

Zack & Miri Make a Porno director, Kevin Smith, kicked things off with a Q&A on “Making Your First Feature” and answered questions about his next project, “Red State.”

PKPR secured preview, news and feature coverage in key film trade publications like Variety, Hollywood Reporter and indieWIRE, as well as mainstream press like am New York, the Village Voice and the New York Sun.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 22, 2008 at 12:36 PM by Scott Piro


Dec 03, 2007 10:21 PM

Gotham Awards Kick Off Awards Season

PKPR took The Gotham Awards to the next level in 2007 by securing the awards wider coverage than ever before. More than 60 media outlets covered the red carpet arrivals, including Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, Extra, CNN, BBC, Entertainment Weekly, E! Online, Newsweek, and FoxNews.com.

To get a sense of the event, check out Jada Yuan’s terrific segment for New York Magazine in the video above.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 03, 2007 at 10:21 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Nov 09, 2007 7:08 PM

Gotham Awards Celebrate Year’s Best Indie Films

The kick-off to the film awards season, The Gotham Awards will take place for the first time ever at Brooklyn’s Steiner Studios. PKPR has secured major coverage for this year’s awards including AP, International Herald Tribune, New York Daily News, New York Post, Los Angeles Times, and Yahoo! Movies. Tune back in November 28th for coverage of the actual awards.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 09, 2007 at 7:08 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

SpaFinder Wellness

SpaFinder Wellness is the world’s largest spa and wellness resource.

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Oct 18, 2013 4:59 PM

SpaFinder Wellness in InStyle

SpaFinder Wellness’ Last Minute is highlighted in the November issue of InStyle as part of its annual Best of the Web.

 

 

Permalink | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 4:59 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jun 17, 2013 12:48 PM

Full-Page SpaFinder Wellness Feature in Crain’s NY

PKPR worked closely with reporter Alix Strauss to shape an in depth, full-page feature looking at how Spa Finder’s new Last Minute feature is at the forefront of a new wave of web services that allow customers to book same-day, discounted appointments on everything from spa, salons, and gyms to hotels and restaurants.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 17, 2013 at 12:48 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 10, 2013 1:33 AM

SpaFinder Wellness Launches Last Minute

“Our new website obsession.” - Self
“A procrastinator’s dream come true.” - DailyCandy

For the launch of Last Minute, a new service that offer same-day or next-day deeply discounted appointments at top spas, salons, and fitness classes, PKPR developed a comprehensive PR and marketing program that included a media-only launch event, deskside meetings and product demos at top national magazines, and an online advertising campaign.

First up, PKPR conceived and developed “The Last Minute Lounge,” an event at The Andaz Hotel, where more than 35 journalists from top outlets, including The Today Show, Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Self, Essence, New York Daily News, and Time Out New York had an opportunity to test the service and experience mini-services and treatments from Last Minute partners like Clarins, Cornelia Spa, and Franky L’Official.  For media that could not attend the event, PKPR coordinated deskside meetings for SpaFinder Wellness with editors from Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Good Housekeeping, and Ladies Home Journal.

In addition to DailyCandy and Self, coverage of the launch so far includes ABC News Tech Bytes, Wall Street Journal, PureWow, New York Daily News, Racked, DailyGlow, and Styleite.

PKPR also developed creative and strategy for an online advertising campaign targeting potential customers in New York City, Chicago, and Miami.

Permalink | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:33 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 14, 2013 12:32 AM

SpaFinder Wellness on CBS-TV

PKPR booked a fantastic segment this morning for SpaFinder Wellness editor Jackie Burns on CBS News York’s On the Couch morning show.

Jackie shared her tips for ways you can spa-ify your home and reap all the benefits of a day at the spa without leaving the house - from a towel warmer and stone bath math to DIY recipes for at hand treatment and body polish.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 14, 2012 10:37 AM

SpaFinder Highlighted in Mother’s Day Gift Guides

With the gift of spa becoming one of the most fashionable Mother’s Days gifts, PKPR executed a comprehensive campaign highlighting that the SpaFinder Gift Certificate is the only gift certificate valid at more than 7,000 spas around the world - from vacation resorts like Canyon Ranch to gyms like Equinox.

The results?  SpaFinder Gift Certificates were highlighted in more than 25 Mother’s Day gifts guides and segments, including a major segment on the TODAY Show with style correspondent Amy Goodman, and video segments on Yahoo! TV (with Martha Stewart Living’s Editor Pilar Guzman) and BellaSugar TV.

Other outlets showcasing SpaFinder Gift Certificates in their Mother’s Day Gift Guides included USA Today, Huffington Post, RadarOnline, Fox Business, and Stylist.com.

Finally, men also recognized that moms everywhere need some R&R, with AskMen.com agreeing that there’s nothing quite like the indulgence of getting a professional massage.

Permalink | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 10:37 AM by Ashley


Mar 27, 2012 7:17 PM

SpaFinder on The Dr. Oz Show

On today’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show, SpaFinder’s Sallie Fraenkel was dubbed “the ultimate spa insider” by Dr. Oz. Sallie appeared on the show to share and demo DIY at-home spa treatments inspired by three of the world’s top spas. You can watch the full segment here.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 7:17 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 24, 2012 12:01 AM

National Media Tour with Mariel Hemingway

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For SpaFinder’s Wellness Week, PKPR coordinated a national media tour for spokesperson Mariel Hemingway in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. Appearances included Access Hollywood Live, VH1 Morning Buzz Live, Better, and The Dr. Steve Show, as well as interviews in outlets from Shape to CBS News.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Feb 10, 2012 5:31 PM

Wellness Week Comes to Capitol Hill

To raise awareness of Wellness Week in March, PKPR conceived and organized a launch event on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. yesterday. The event served as the kickoff for the National Wellness Week Pledge, seven simple ways Americans can take charge of their health. Wellness Week national spokesperson Mariel Hemingway was joined by a bipartisan Congressional team led by Representatives Lynn Woolsey (D-California) and Tom Petri (R-Wisconsin). More than 100 guests, including media, legislative staff, and representatives from national health care advocacy groups attended the standing room only breakfast and signed the Wellness Week Pledge.

Following the event, PKPR arranged for Hemingway and SpaFinder’s Sallie Fraenkel to meet with Congressional leaders, including Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Joe Pitts to discuss how wellness and prevention are crucial to reducing long-term health care costs associated with chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Coverage of the event ranged from The National Journal to the Washington Express to The Hill.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 5:31 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jan 16, 2012 1:09 AM

Big Turnout for SpaFinder Media Luncheon

On January 11th, PKPR planned and organized a media luncheon for the announcement of SpaFinder’s Spa Trends Report for 2012. Held at the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria, the event was attended by journalists from 25 top outlets including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Reuters, Financial Times, Health, and Ladies Home Journal.

Coverage of this year’s report so far has ranged from Associated Press, Reuters, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and Fox News to Yahoo! Shine, SheKnows.com, and the Toronto Sun.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 1:09 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 28, 2011 11:46 PM

SpaFinder on The Doctors

PKPR secured a major national television placement for SpaFinder today when editor Diana Wright appeared on The Doctors to demonstrate do-it-yourself spa and beauty treatments using Halloween-friendly items like pumpkin and chocolate. Check the video clip out here.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 11:46 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 27, 2011 9:13 PM

iVillage, MTV, Fitness Promote Sun Safety

For Melanoma Awareness Month this May, PKPR promoted SpaFinder’s “I Will Reflect” bracelet which changes color when when exposed to harmful UV rays to remind users to cover up and practice sun safety.

Coverage has included iVillage, Fitness, MTV.com, Everyday Health, Perez Hilton, and Woman’s Day

Permalink | Posted on May 27, 2011 at 9:13 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 23, 2011 9:35 PM

SpaRahRah! Goes Nationwide

After a successful pilot launch in New York City and Los Angeles, SpaFinder expanded SpaRahRah, its deals program featuring exclusive discounts on spa, wellness, and travel packages curated by the experts at SpaFinder. The program now includes national travel packages, as well as local deals in South Florida and Dallas.

Coverage of SpaRahRah! has included USA Today, Yahoo! News, Aol Daily Finance, CNBC.com, College Candy, and Spa Business

Permalink | Posted on May 23, 2011 at 9:35 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 06, 2011 9:01 PM

SpaFinder on The Today Show

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PKPR secured a great segment on The Today Show today highlighting SpaFinder Gift Certificates as a great last-minute gift for Mother’s Day.

Other top outlets featuring SpaFinder in their Mother’s Day gift guides include Shape, Huffington Post, The Daily Glow, Fab Fit Fun, She Knows, and MomFinds.

Permalink | Posted on May 06, 2011 at 9:01 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 30, 2011 2:37 PM

Wellness Week TV Coverage Nationwide

PKPR developed and implemented an aggressive, national campaign to promote SpaFinder’s Wellness Week 2011.

With more than 500 spas, fitness centers, and yoga studio participating in cities across the country, PKPR went deep securing more than 40 in depth TV segments on local stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Houston, Miami, Columbus, Detroit, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tampa, and more.

Check out some of the best segments below.

Denver - KUSA-TV (NBC): Spas, fitness centers offering half-off deals:


Atlanta - WXIA-TV (NBC): Are Spa Weeks a Good Deal?

Baltimore - WMAR-TV (ABC)/Good Morning Maryland: SpaFinder Wellness Week more about comfort, less about money


Boston - New England Cable News: Could you use some TLC? Wellness Week brings deep discounts for spa treatments and other healthy treatments

 

Permalink | Posted on Mar 30, 2011 at 2:37 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 29, 2010 11:26 PM

SpaFinder Slideshow on Huffington Post Travel

Check out this awesome photo gallery on Huffington Post of the world’s top spas as selected by thousands of fans in the 2010 SpaFinder.com Reader’s Choice Awards.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 29, 2010 at 11:26 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 01, 2010 5:53 PM

SpaFinder Deal Days on TV Nationwide

PKPR secured major coverage for SpaFinder Deal Days in markets across the country, from New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and San Diego to Philadelphia, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, and Birmingham. Check out some of the highlights below.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 01, 2010 at 5:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 27, 2010 10:15 PM

Widespread media coverage for SpaFinder Deal Days

From September 20 - 26, hundreds of spas, yoga studios, and Pilates centers nationwide will be slashing prices by 50%, or offering flat-rate $50 deals on treatments and classes.

It’s all part of Deal Days, a major national promotion developed by PKPR client SpaFinder.

To encourage early sign-up and bookings, PKPR has implemented an aggressive national and local campaign. National coverage to date has included Fitness Magazine, USA Today, MSN.com, AOL, iVillage, Women’s Health, and Seventeen.

Local coverage includes Time Out Chicago, New York Daily News, Philadelphia Magazine, Denver Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Austin American-Statesman.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:15 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Aug 24, 2010 10:46 PM

SpaFinder on WABC

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Check out this great segment that PKPR developed for WABC’s Lauren Glassberg on the hot new trend of cold spa treatments.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:46 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Mar 19, 2010 11:25 PM

SpaFinder Deal Days Attracts National Attention

 

PKPR managed the publicity campaign for the first-ever SpaFinder Deal Days, a national program in which hundreds of spas offered luxury spa treatments for just $50. The multi-tiered campaign included national outreach, a morning drive radio tour with spokeswoman Joan Lunden, an NYC street promotion with a team of models dressed in spa robes, and aggressive local outreach in top markets across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.  Highlights of coverage included: USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Time.com, Real Simple, Self, Los Angeles Times, Cafe Mom, Boston Globe, BellaSugar, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Orlando Sentinel.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 19, 2010 at 11:25 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 29, 2008 10:07 PM

Campaign Raises Melanoma Awareness


To raise awareness of Melanoma, SpaFinder created photosensitive “I Will Reflect” wristbands that change color when exposed to UVA & UVB rays.

PKPR is implementing an aggressive public relations and marketing campaign to promote the bracelets and SpaFinder’s Melanoma Intiative throughout summer 2008.

On the marketing front, PKPR developed promotion partnerships with Woman’s World, Soap Opera Digest, and Quick and Simple.

On the media front, PKPR has secured placements in dozens of major outlets including The Today Show’s Bobbie Brown, Daily Candy, Teen Vogue, Elle.com, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, FitSugar, and MomFinds,

Finally, PKPR coordinated morning drive radio interviews for SpaFinder editor Melisse Gelula in major markets across the United States on May 14th, including Boston, Denver, Atlanta, and St. Louis.

Permalink | Posted on May 29, 2008 at 10:07 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 31, 2007 5:09 PM

Media Flock to Spa Experience at Grand Central

More than 75 reporters attended an exclusive media preview for SpaFinder’s Spa Experience, a free, four-day event at Grand Central featuring 50 spas from around the world. Coverage included USA Today, ABC News 20/20, BusinessWeek Weekend TV, Good Day New York, CW11 Morning News, Bloomberg on the Weekend, WCBS-TV, New York Post, Daily News, Woman’s World, and AARP The Magazine (link to PDF), the world’s largest circulation magazine, and Budget Fashionista

Permalink | Posted on Oct 31, 2007 at 5:09 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 30, 2007 2:47 PM

SpaFinder on E!

PKPR worked closely with E! News Daily to create a terrific segment on celebrity eyecare secrets featuring Luxury SpaFinder beauty editor Melisse Gelula. PKPR has also recently arranged interviews for Melisse and editor in chief Gary Walther with a wide range of outlets on spa and beauty trends - from an in depth piece in the New York Times to ranging from MSNBC,

Permalink | Posted on Jul 30, 2007 at 2:47 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Queer Lounge, a Program of GLAAD

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A powerful player in shaping the next generation of gay film, Queer Lounge provides a venue and meeting place at film festivals, such as Sundance and Toronto, where queer-friendly filmmakers, professionals, and audiences connect and network. In 2007, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) made Queer Lounge a part of its Media Programs.

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Jan 28, 2008 11:46 PM

2008 Queer Lounge Moves into Bigger Digs


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“Everything gets bigger and bigger at Sundance, from the pioneering Queer Lounge, now located in a multilevel storefront on Main Street, to the number of features that apply to get in…” - The Los Angeles Times - January 16, 2008

For the third year in a row, PKPR traveled to Park City, Utah to help Queer Lounge puts its unique stamp on the Sundance Film Festival. With panels by day and parties by night, Queer Lounge proved a major hit thanks to its prime new location on Main Street.

Entertainment Weekly covered the Queer Lounge panel on the Hollywood writer’s strike, while The Advocate, LOGO, and Washington Blade used Queer Lounge as the jumping off point to exlore gay film’s resurgence at Sundance.

But our favorite was VH-1’s Best Week Ever , which turned its hidden camera on Queer Lounge revelers to determine if “the gays” are really better dancers.

 

Permalink | Posted on Jan 28, 2008 at 11:46 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 30, 2006 12:13 AM

Queer Lounge Debuts in Toronto

For the first time, Queer Lounge rolled out the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival. PKPR managed publicity for its expansion and ensured it made a splash amidst all the competition.

Coverage included in depth features in The Toronto Sun, The Globe and Mail, and Xtra.  A highlight of the week was a raucous party celebrating the screening of John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus. Check out the scene from the party on PerezHilton and Blog Toronto.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 30, 2006 at 12:13 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jan 30, 2006 12:31 AM

Queer Lounge in Rolling Stone

Queer Lounge has officially become a Sundance institution thanks to a spread in Rolling Stone calling it one of the festival’s hot spots and a major feature in Hollywood Reporter. Other highlights included San Francisco Chronicle, The Advocate and profiles of Queer Lounge founder Ellen Huang in Go and Curve Magazine.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 30, 2006 at 12:31 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Live Out Loud

Dedicated to empowering, mentoring, and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, LIVE OUT LOUD is a non-profit organization that produces panel discussions, lectures, and workshops that connect LGBT youth with role models and leaders in the LGBT community.

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Dec 17, 2010 2:26 PM

Live Out Loud Video Inspires Gay Youth

In the midst of a national wave of anti-gay bullying and violence, a powerful short video is revealing how one person can change a school - and the lives of hundreds of gay and straight youth - in just one day.

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Lance Black (“Milk”) is one of the many LGBT leaders participating in The Homecoming Project, Live Out Loud’s grassroots initiative that brings successful gay adults back to their high schools to share their stories, lessons, and hope with today’s students.

In addition to a segment on PBS’ In The Life, PKPR placed stories on the video in numerous blogs including Gawker, The Miami Herald, Logo TV’s 365Gay.com, Queerty, and AfterElton,

For more on The Homecoming Project, read Black’s first-hand essay on his return to his high school at MTV.com, check out this interview in 2BMag with Live Out Loud founder Leo Preziosi, or see Time Out New York’s round-up on the most effective organizations supporting gay youth.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 17, 2010 at 2:26 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 23, 2009 6:46 PM

Live Out Loud Profiled in Time Out New York

PKPR secured a full-page profile of Live Out Loud in this week’s Time Out New York.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 23, 2009 at 6:46 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Apr 30, 2008 9:58 PM

LIve Out Loud Honors Student Leaders

Actor Cheyenne Jackson, star of the hit Broadway musical Xanadu, hosted LIVE OUT LOUD’s Seventh Annual Benefit Gala on Monday, April 28th. More than 400 community leaders attended the benefit, which culminated in the awarding of $2500 scholarships to four high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills.

Coverage included The Advocate, Newsday, Fashion Week Daily, Jossip, Playbill, and Broadway World.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 30, 2008 at 9:58 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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